Interval Training can be used in both cardio and strength training.
The Mayo Clinic defines Interval Training as “simply alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity.
Interval Training & Cardio
If you’re in good shape, you might incorporate short bursts of jogging into your regular brisk walks. If you’re less fit, you might alternate leisurely walking with periods of faster walking.”
Interval Training & Strength Training
Example: Dumbbell Bicep Curls
Let’s say your doing bicep curls and you plan on doing a set of 10 reps. After you finish 5 reps, drop the dumbbells you are currently using, pick up a much lighter pair and do 5-10 reps at a faster speed (keep good form). Then drop the light dumbbells, pick up your original dumbbells and finish your remaining 5 reps. Then rest, that’s one set.
Note: In the above example reps were counted. You can also go by time instead of reps. Discuss it with your trainer.
Interval training workouts should not exceed 30 minutes. The time restriction helps prevent hypoglycemia.
Interval training helps improve insulin sensitivity, your cardiovascular system, level of fitness and promotes fat loss. All of that helps maintain stabler blood glucose levels.
For Your Research on Interval Training
Using Interval Training Effectively Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs, PhD
Interval Training: Can it Boost Your Calorie Burning Power Mayo Clinic Staff
Consult your physician and trainer