Interval Training

Interval Training

IN-tuhr-vuhl TRAIN-ing

Noun

Interval training is a type of cycling workout that alternates between high intensity and low intensity efforts.

Example usage: I'm going to do some interval training to improve my sprint speed.

Most used in: Triathlon competitions and training.

Most used by: Triathletes and competitive cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

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Also see: Interval Workouts, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Sprints, Tabata,

What is Interval Training?

Interval training is a type of physical training that involves alternating bursts of high-intensity exercise with periods of lower intensity recovery. This type of training is designed to increase your aerobic and anaerobic fitness level, as well as your speed and power output.

Interval training is typically done on a bicycle, but can also be done on a treadmill, elliptical, or any other type of exercise machine. The duration and intensity of the intervals can vary depending on your fitness level, goals, and type of exercise. Generally, you will start with a warm-up period, followed by a series of shorter bursts of higher intensity exercise (e.g. sprinting), followed by a recovery period. This pattern is repeated several times.

Interval training can be beneficial for both recreational and competitive cyclists. Studies have shown that interval training can improve aerobic capacity, increase muscle mass, and reduce body fat. Additionally, interval training can help improve your ability to ride longer distances, as well as your sprinting speed.

If you are new to interval training, it is important to start slow and gradually increase the intensity and duration as your fitness level improves. It is also important to include a proper warm-up and cool-down period in order to avoid injury.

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The History of the Cycling Term 'Interval Training'

The term 'interval training' was first used in the early 1970s. It originated from the German sport of running, where it was used to describe a training program that alternated between high-intensity and low-intensity exercises. This type of training was quickly adopted by cyclists in the United States, and the term 'interval training' was soon used to refer to the same type of program.

Interval training is a popular form of cycling training that involves alternating between short periods of intense effort and short periods of less intense effort. It is designed to improve the cyclist's overall performance by increasing their speed, endurance, and muscular strength. Interval training can also be used to increase the cyclist's aerobic capacity, which is the ability to exercise for a longer period of time without becoming exhausted.

Interval training is now used by cyclists all over the world, and has become an essential part of any serious cyclist's training program. It is a great way to improve performance and get the most out of your cycling training.

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