Interval Training Saves Time
Interval training may have completely changed the amount of time people need to spend in the gym. Although, the training once was considered too difficult by average people and was restricted to Olympians, new studies have reversed that belief.
“High-intensity interval training is twice as effective as normal exercise,” Jan Helgerud, an exercise expert at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, told the Associated Press. “This is like finding a new pill that works twice as well … we should immediately throw out the old way of exercising.”
The direct benefit on club members will be the amount of time they spend in the gym. Interval training should involve members exercising aggressively for a short amount of time, with rest periods in between. The interval training has the ability to save members hours and hours of time on their workouts.
Helegerud told the Associated Press that workout time could be slashed dramatically if people did interval training instead of their normal workouts. He continued by saying that officials have been afraid to recommend intense training due to fears that it might be too much for some people.
“I’m much more afraid of people not exercising at all,” he told the AP. “Inactivity is what’s killing us.”