Interval training is a type of training that involves a series of low-to-high intensity workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods. The high intnesity periods are typically at or close to anarobic exercise, while the recovery periods involve activity of lower intensity. Varying the intensity of effert exercises the heart muscle, providing a cardiovascular workout, improving aerobic capacity and allowing the perosn to exercise for longer and/or at more intense levels, interval training can refer to the organisation of any cardiovascular workout.
Equipment Needed for the Beginners Cardio Interval Workout
You can use a treadmill, with changes to incline and speed, but you van also use any machine of your choice. The elipitcal trainer or stationary bicycle are good choices. Alternatively, you can take a brisk walk, jog or cycle outside.
Interval Workout Instructions
Modify the speed and intensity of the workout according to your fitness level. If you aren't ready for the higher intensity, it's smart to go with the intensity that you are comfortable with.