Definition of interval training in English:

interval training


  • Training in which an athlete alternates between two activities, typically requiring different rates of speed, degrees of effort, etc.

    • ‘Aim to include at least 1-2 days of interval training (alternating higher and lower intensities within one workout).’
    • ‘Regardless of what activity you choose, research has shown that interval training - alternating between levels of high and low intensity - is unmatched in terms of fat-burning potential.’
    • ‘A common form of training in this manner is interval training either with or without weights.’
    • ‘The cardio plan includes interval training (alternating spurts of high- and moderate-intensity exercise) to amp up your heart rate.’
    • ‘Use it for interval training during a weight program, add it to a step class or use it for your pretraining warm-up.’
    • ‘Different forms and intensity of exercise were used, including supervised cycling or walking, aerobic training, calisthenics, and interval training.’
    • ‘Or try interval training - alternating bursts of high- and low-intensity activity.’
    • ‘Your normal interval training in the pool should be adequate for building your cardiovascular conditioning for an open water swim, but there are other things you can do to prepare for such an event.’
    • ‘Combined with their first organized use of interval training, the Australian swimmers captured all the Olympic freestyle events, and in the process, convinced the swimming world that rolling in freestyle had come to stay.’
    • ‘To my amazement, interval training worked and didn't require hours and hours of commitment.’
    • ‘Basically, interval training alternates short bursts of higher-intensity exercise with intervals of slower activity that allow the body a little break.’
    • ‘Ivers also is credited as one of the first people to adopt and apply the concept of interval training to equine athletes.’
    • ‘It is the interval training that will get you in shape to play a real fast-paced game.’
    • ‘Don't push it - you're already doing structured weight work and interval training.’
    • ‘His study found that in a 30 minute workout, athletes doing interval training can burn up to 450 calories an hour.’
    • ‘A much better strategy is to perform interval training - constantly varying the intensity of your cardiovascular exercise throughout your workout.’
    • ‘Include 1-2 days of interval training (alternating periods of faster- and slower-paced work).’
    • ‘Just be judicious with interval training: Perform these kinds of workouts no more than three times per week, and be sure to monitor your heart rate so that you don't overtrain and tire yourself out.’
    • ‘Another route to aerobic fitness is interval training, which alternates exercise bouts with periods of recovery.’
    • ‘Scientific sports literature has well documented interval training itself for improving performance among elite athletes.’


interval training

/ˈɪn(t)ərvəl ˈtreɪnɪŋ/