Meaning of interval training in English:

interval training



mass noun
  • Physical training consisting of alternating periods of high- and low-intensity activity.

    ‘The other training a successful cross-country runner needs is long interval training.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Training should involve short distances/sprints, longer runs as well as interval training that will combine various distances and short rest periods.’
    • ‘A temporary cessation of interval training and hill workouts should also be recommended, as these are particularly stressful on the Achilles tendon.’
    • ‘Mileage is gradually increased, and the patient is initially discouraged from doing hill workouts or interval training.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If they have been sedentary then sprints and interval training will probably lead to injury very quickly.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once you're happy running 10k you might want to get faster - then you can use the monitor for say, 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 said: ‘I'm doing interval training, which means running for a few minutes, then walking and running again.’’
    • ‘These up-tempo runs consist of interval training, which means you differ your speed within a run.’
    • ‘By doing interval training (repeatedly increasing and then decreasing the speed of the treadmill), I shaved one minute off my best three-mile time.’