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Interval Training

If you haven’t added some interval training into your workout routine yet, it’s a really great idea to start. Here at Loggerhead Fitness, you will have many opportunities to enhance your strength workouts with interval training that will help you build endurance and boost your cardiovascular health.

What is Interval Training

Interval training is a workout approach that combines periods of low-intensity exercise with stretches of high-intensity exercise. For example, you might do a set of weight training – curls or presses, say – and then follow it up with a couple of minutes of skipping or shuttle sprints. Interval training works both the aerobic and anaerobic systems, enabling you to build both strength and endurance.

Examples of Interval Training Exercises

To create an interval training session, you can incorporate any of the following exercises into your workout:

  • Jumping rope
  • Burpees
  • Shuttle sprints
  • Stair running
  • Spinning
  • Dumbbell squat to overhead press
  • Push-ups
  • Pull-ups
  • Lunges

Benefits of Interval Training

Interval training improves cardiovascular efficiency, and increases tolerance to lactic acid build-up. The result is improved endurance, speed and performance. It also helps you to avoid injuries associated with repetitive overuse. People who suffer from 

medical conditions such as COPD and metabolic syndrome can also gain from interval training. It burns more calories, and helps to increase training intensity without overtraining or burnout.

Precautions to Take When Trying Interval Training

Interval training is very demanding on the heart, muscles and lungs, so you should ensure you are in good health and have a relatively good foundation in aerobic exercise before you start. Warm up before you start and take things slowly at first.

Endurance Interval Training Online

At Loggerhead Fitness, we offer an Endurance Interval Training class, which you can take online. It introduces sports conditioning principles and emphasizes cross-training techniques. You will mix it up with cardio drills in between kettlebell exercises and weight training intervals. All levels are welcome.

Interval Training FAQs

They are very similar, but there are distinct differences. HIIT stands for High-intensity interval training, so it is a specific type of interval training. When you do HIIT, the aim is to hit a target hit rate through intense aerobic training for a specific, timed interval.

The answer to this question depends on your fitness goals. Running will improve your conditioning and get your heart rate up, but interval training will actually help you develop strength while also pushing your cardiovascular system.

Interval training boosts your cardiovascular efficiency and increases both endurance and strength.

If you want to experience the benefits of interval training, join a class at Loggerhead Fitness. We are a leading fitness gym in Juno Beach, Florida serving Jupiter, and the North Palm Beach areas. Our staff will be happy to help you work towards your health and fitness goals. Contact us for more information.

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