interval training

interval training

noun
an exercise and training program in which each session consists of periods of intense exertion alternating with periods of rest or lighter exertion.
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interval training
 
n
Also called: fartlek a method of athletic training using alternate sprinting and jogging

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Main Entry:  interval training
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  athletic training which alternates between two different activities, such as walking and jogging, or between two different rates of speed
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interval training

method of competitive training in which rest and exercise intervals of controlled duration are alternated. Rest intervals allow time for the athlete's pulse rate to return to near normal before beginning the next exercise period. During exercise intervals, the athlete performs at a specified level of performance, slightly less than his best effort. Interval training is frequently used by track and competitive-swimming coaches

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