Finding Little Time for Exercise? – Switch to Interval Training!

Many of us find it difficult to exercise and more than that we find it difficult to take out time from our daily grind for the same. If you really look forward to get in shape, get healthier and fitter with the amount of time you have, this article tells you how Interval Training can help you.

There is not only one reason that interval training is popular among the masses, but there are lots of benefits and reasons that makes interval training so popular.

It is a great way to get a high intensity workout with in a short period of time. A 30 minutes workout can give you the benefits of 60 minutes workout! People having high drive for workout but less time for the same can do in stipulated time and still reap the same health benefits, reach their fitness goals.

Interval training uses body’s two energy-producing systems: Aerobics and Anaerobic.

Aerobic system is the main engine for endurance athletes; distance runners or triathletes. The aerobic energy system has a slower rate of synthesizing ATP than other systems.

Anaerobic system draws energy from the carbohydrates stored in the muscles or short bursts of activity such as sprinting, jumping, etc.

The higher intensity performed during the interval training, helps the heart to work at a higher capacity.

The benefits of the interval training are obvious and it can be practiced by anyone who is squeezing out time for workout daily each day and is tensed about how to get in shape in limited time available.

Benefits of Interval Training

  • Enhances Endurance
  • Burns Calories
  • Increases Efficiency
  • Increases Metabolism
  • Is a Fun Activity

Top 5 Exercises of Interval Training

1. Stair Running

Running stairs targets the largest muscles of the body glutes, quads and calves. Stair running also forces you to work against gravity, building strength and power.

The question is that where to run the stairs athletes run the stairs at the stadium but you can run the stairs at park, building or any outdoor location.

Running stairs require great force, control and more muscles to perform. So you have to be very careful in the beginning of performing the stair running.

It has many benefits but remember it is a strenuous exercise and may not be suitable for everyone. Once consult to your doctor before including it into your workout regime.

2. Burpees

The burpees works for your arms, back, chest, glutes and legs. Burpee is a full body workout that helps you in improving the cardiovascular health, balance and coordination. The best thing of this exercise is that it can be performed anywhere.

3. Push-Ups

Push-ups are one of the best compound exercises. It works for many muscles just not isolated one. Push up are one of the best upper body exercise, it tends to increase the muscle mass. Apart from keeping you fit and healthy it helps in increasing the muscles and bone strength, it helps in building all the muscles around of your arms which includes biceps, triceps and forearms. There are various types of push-ups like wide arm, close arm, diamond, clap and incline.

4. Skipping

Skipping is easy, simple and most important thing it burns lots of calories. It helps in improving heart rate. To perform this exercise you don’t need too much time, you need to spare about 15 to 20 minutes daily for skipping and you will get numerous health benefits. It not only helps in improving health problem but also tones the muscles of the lower and upper body and best tool for weight loss. It is the proven fastest method to lose weight.

5. Pull-Ups

No doubt it is one of the effective bodyweight exercise but it is pretty challenging at the same time. If you want to targets multiple muscles at the same time then pull ups are the best option.  If you want to stop struggle with daily basis activities like picking the jar from the top of the shelf and activities like mountain climbing, weight lifting, all requires great grip strength and pull ups improve the grip strength. The other benefit of pull ups are losing weight and strong back muscles that will lead to a great body posture. 

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Rajul Tiwari

Rajul Tiwari is the Editor-in-Chief at bodyandstrenth.com and has 18 years of experience in media, content, publishing and education. She has worked with media houses like Daini.... Read More..

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