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It doesn’t matter what kind of sport moves you – high intensity interval training (sometimes called HIT) can make a huge difference in your performance. That’s why Power Train focuses on interval training for beginners as well as athletes who are more experienced.
During high intensity interval training, your heart rate is pushed to maximum levels for a short period of time. This increases oxygen throughout your body. Your heart rate is then allowed to return to a slower rate before being increased again. Over time, these intervals will actually improve your body’s ability to efficiently consume and utilize oxygen, although your resting heart rate will be lowered in the process.
Being able to process oxygen at higher levels is a benefit for athletes, whether they are playing a sport for fun or serious competition. Power Train has a staff of professionals who offer interval training classes that are built around improving oxygen consumption and output. The classes are kept to minimal levels so each participant gets as much opportunity to learn and grow as possible.
If you’ve always wanted to be a stronger athlete, now is the time to try high intensity training. We often hear that people of all ages who haven’t tried this kind of conditioning method before are shocked to find how quickly it changes their levels of play. It’s time for you to discover this for yourself. Visit our nearest center to learn more about the benefits of safe, proven heart rate training for athletes of all ages.
To understand how cardio interval training works, let’s consider a runner who is being coached to improve her speed and endurance. On a treadmill, she may run at 6 MPH for 2 minutes, and then be asked to spring at the fastest level she can stand for 30 seconds. After the 30 seconds is completed, she’ll return to a slower 6 MPH pace for another 2 minutes. Several intervals of this slow-fast-slow process will take place.
What happens in her body during this period is that her heart rate will continue to quicken, and she’ll become more accustomed to faster top speeds. As she’s forced to process the oxygen coming into her body, her muscles will learn to use the oxygen more effectively. Over time, she’ll find that she’s able to endure longer runs and feel less fatigue, boosting her stamina and times.