Definition of interval training in US English:

interval training


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

    • ‘If they have been sedentary then sprints and interval training will probably lead to injury very quickly.’
    • ‘These up-tempo runs consist of interval training, which means you differ your speed within a run.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ivers also is credited as one of the first people to adopt and apply the concept of interval training to equine athletes.’
    • ‘Don't push it - you're already doing structured weight work and interval training.’
    • ‘Or try interval training - alternating bursts of high- and low-intensity activity.’
    • ‘A common form of training in this manner is interval training either with or without weights.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His study found that in a 30 minute workout, athletes doing interval training can burn up to 450 calories an hour.’
    • ‘Mileage is gradually increased, and the patient is initially discouraged from doing hill workouts or interval training.’
    • ‘Once you're happy running 10k you might want to get faster - then you can use the monitor for say, interval training.’
    • ‘Aim to include at least 1-2 days of interval training (alternating higher and lower intensities within one workout).’
    • ‘Another route to aerobic fitness is interval training, which alternates exercise bouts with periods of recovery.’
    • ‘By doing interval training (repeatedly increasing and then decreasing the speed of the treadmill), I shaved one minute off my best three-mile time.’
    • ‘In fact, the shorter segments may end up being advantageous because you'll be able to run at a higher intensity, thus reaping both the cardiovascular and calorie-burning benefits of longer interval training.’
    • ‘The display panels do not ask nosy questions about the user's age, weight and whether they want to do interval training or a cross-country run.’
    • ‘A temporary cessation of interval training and hill workouts should also be recommended, as these are particularly stressful on the Achilles tendon.’
    • ‘It is the interval training that will get you in shape to play a real fast-paced game.’
    • ‘Include 1-2 days of interval training (alternating periods of faster- and slower-paced work).’
    • ‘A much better strategy is to perform interval training - constantly varying the intensity of your cardiovascular exercise throughout your workout.’
    • ‘Scientific sports literature has well documented interval training itself for improving performance among elite athletes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A typical day at the track includes a 10-15 minute jog, stretching and drills, pole vaulting for two hours, interval training, weight lifting, and some gymnastics training in the evening.’
    • ‘To my amazement, interval training worked and didn't require hours and hours of commitment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The other training a successful cross-country runner needs is long interval training.’
    • ‘Soft sand walking and running is great and if you are up for some interval training in the sand, then even better.’
    • ‘She also needed some interval training to build up the necessary strength to go the distance, and the speed for an end-of-race kick.’
    • ‘Basically, interval training alternates short bursts of higher-intensity exercise with intervals of slower activity that allow the body a little break.’
    • ‘Training should involve short distances/sprints, longer runs as well as interval training that will combine various distances and short rest periods.’
    • ‘She said: ‘I'm doing interval training, which means running for a few minutes, then walking and running again.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The cardio plan includes interval training (alternating spurts of high- and moderate-intensity exercise) to amp up your heart rate.’


interval training

/ˈɪn(t)ərvəl ˈtreɪnɪŋ/