The interval training workout is seen as a cardiovascular physical training routine which involves an occasional alterations in the intensity usually beginning with a low frequency workout and ending with a high intensity exercise with specific rest periods in-between. Most fitness enthusiasts have found it to be quite effective by including a high intensity exercise routine consisting of an intense anaerobic exercise and slowing the pace with a low frequency routine in ending.
These workouts have been designed to improve performance, speed and cardiovascular function through intense and shorter workout periods followed by suggested rest times. Interval training by many trainers has generally been referred to as any form of high intensity activity such as included when running, rowing, and cycling popularly used by professional athletes in sports competition. As a result this training technique has been effectively used by several athletes to condition their bodies during the off seasons to keep their muscles toned for future events.
The interval training workout is an effective way to successfully enhance intensity at which the body will contain the lactic acid produced during the workout within the blood stream otherwise referred to as the lactate threshold. This threshold has been identified as the single most important factor to determine the performance of an athlete during long distance high intensity events.
These workouts are particularly welcomed by many fitness professionals as they have been found to promote increased calorie burning and fat loss by moderately training as a consistent level of intensity for a specific time. This has been primarily accomplished as, by elevating the intensity of the exercise routine; the body's metabolism will perform at a faster rate resulting in increased calorie burning and inevitably weight loss.
Including an interval training routine during the workout is an effective strategy to promote weight loss and burn additional fat in a time saving manner by increasing the post-workout calorie burn.
Some of the methods implemented by several fitness experts have been moving faster during the jogging or walking routine. It has been observed that by increasing the rate of which a person is running expands the rate at which calories are burned. This is achieved by enhancing the sprinting intervals and duration of the run for three to five minutes and then slowly reducing the rate of exercise allowing the body to recover.
Some athletes have found that by working out at varying intervals during their morning or afternoon run by increasing and decreasing the frequency of the workout, their muscles were observed to less likely be able to adapt to the routine which resulted in quicker results in performance and core strength gained throughout the exercise routine.
Including an incline segment to your walking or jogging routine is an effective form of interval training used by some experts to offer a more challenging workout to the exercise. Improving the frequency of the walk during the uphill section of the run or treadmill has been proven to promote lower body strength, endurance and overall speed allowing the exerciser to run faster and longer on a flat surface.