*By: Megan Deppen*
Are you looking to burn more calories without spending hours at the gym? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider adding interval training into your workout routine. Interval training involves short bursts of exercise, followed by a brief recovery time. For example, if you’re doing high intensity interval training (HITT), you may do 40 seconds of intense exercise followed by a 20-second recovery period.
This type of training has many benefits that include:
- Burning More Calories – The more intense you workout, the more calories you will burn, even if it’s just for a short period of time.
- Keeps Workouts Exciting – We’ve all been bored with our workout routines at some point, but incorporating interval training into your routine keeps it interesting and adds variety.
- You’ll Improve Stamina – Interval training helps to build up your physical stamina, so you’ll be able to have prolonged exercise with more intensity.
- Time – Many of us don’t have the time for a long workout. When you interval train, you can do an effective workout in a short amount of time and still get a better workout than if you trained for an hour. Talk about a win-win!
- Can Do It Anywhere – You don’t have to belong to a gym in order to interval train. You can do it at home, outside, on a track, etc. The best part is no fitness equipment is necessary.
Below are some interval training exercises to check out.
Do you incorporate interval training into your workouts? Leave your comments below.