Interval Training Great for Weight Loss

If you’ve spent any time in a gym lately, or surfing the web looking at popular gym workouts, then chances are you’ve stumbled across the term “interval training.” This is a popular fitness technique that involves alternating levels of intensity in a short period of time. Interval training is popular among professional athletes and novice exercisers alike. And if you are just starting out with a medical weight loss program, you might be surprised by how well you can adjust to an interval training program of your own.

 

Why Try Interval Training?

Interval training is a way to gradually rev up the intensity of your workout; it can push you harder and help you burn more calories than you might be with your existing workout. It really doesn’t matter what your current fitness level is. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you can incorporate interval training into your workout. For many people, this is a good enough reason to at least give it a try.

Starting with interval training isn’t hard at all. Here are a few suggestions as to how you can incorporate interval training into your existing workout routine:

Interval training can help you burn more calories, which in turn can help you lose weight at a faster pace. It isn’t always possible to increase your intensity level for the entire duration of a workout. For many people, jogging for one minute is much more realistic than jogging for 30 minutes. By adding that one minute of intensity several times throughout your workout you can improve your aerobic capacity, challenge yourself to something new and even stimulate your interest in your workout by switching things up a bit.

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