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The Complete Guide To Interval Training

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Complete Guide To Interval Training

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I emphasized the importance of interval training in the article “Why You’re Wasting Your Time Doing Only Long, Slow Cardio Workouts.

And this infographic does a great job giving you a visual of why you should be doing interval training!

Complete Guide To Interval Training

Infographic created by Greatist.

Do you have questions about interval training, and how to implement it in your workout? Leave your questions or comments below!

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29 Responses to “The Complete Guide To Interval Training”

  1. Gymaddict says:

    Wow – now that's a graphic to go on the gym wall.

  2. MASTER-SPINNER says:

    @ gymaddict… LOL. Will certainly hang in my home gym.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Great article. Thank you. Do the intervals always have to be so short to be super effective? Sometimes I do intervals of high intensity for 5 minutes and then rest 2 or 3 minutes in between. I do this on the stepmill because it is difficult to do super fast intervals on the stepmill (rotating stairs) without either holding on too much to the machine or falling off. In a nutshell – what is the longest interval you would recommend?

  4. Darrell says:

    Just finished my first "Little Method" interval training. What a great way to efficiently get a workout in during the middle of the day. Thanks for the article.

  5. Manuel says:

    Hi Ben, great article but I have a question.. is that all the running training that I need to do to improve ?? no long runs on the weekend ?? at least for that period of time ?? I'm a bit confused,

  6. Lauren says:

    Is it possible to get this in poster form?

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  8. Kevin says:

    Cool graphic! It's amazing how much time people waste doing LSD- Long Slow Distance, instead of getting the benefits of short, 20-minute or so workouts.

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  10. Kevin says:

    Great graphic! So if I'm jogging 3 – 4 miles on track at around a 9 – 10 minute pace, do you suggest a different method for trying to lose weight/stay in shape with limited time? During the warmer months I try to run at least 3 times per week.

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