Most of us who exercise or plan to, want to know how we can receive the most benefits with less exercise. According to a new research about interval exercising, a very little time spend on exercising is needed. The researchers found out that 1 minute of hard exertion can help you improve fitness and health in the same manner as 45 minutes of moderate exertion.
So, a gentle training of 45 minutes has the same physiological effects as 60 seconds strenuous training.
There are many benefits of high intensity interval exercising. This is a type of training which consists of brief exercise that is extremely draining such as a sprint followed by rest or light exercise like jogging. Then, another sprint follows and rest or a light exercise.
Athletes often follow this type of training in order to improve their power and speed. Through the rest of the week, they also do less intense training that is long such as long runs, etc.
Nowadays, people who exercise, as well as the researchers, are more interested in interval training and the long trainings are ignored.
It is obvious why interval trainings are so popular. The sessions of interval training are very short, so this type of workout is extremely popular and useful for those who don’t have enough time for exercising.
There are many different types of interval training. The exhausting intervals may last for 10, 5 or even fewer minutes. The effectiveness of each of these programs is backed up by scientific evidence. However, the researchers were constrained with funds and time, so most studies were limited in duration, having no control group and researching only fitness or health results and not both.
Therefore, some really important questions about the effectiveness of intense interval training in comparison with long moderate training are still not answered.