Interval Training Overview
If you haven’t already, I recommend that you incorporate “interval training” into your combative workouts.
Interval training involves short, intense bursts of high-intensity exertion followed by lower intensity periods of recovery.
Interval training is an effective way to build your stamina, burn body fat and simulate the type of “blitz and recover” performance required in a combative or self-defense situation.
I’ll be writing more about interval training in future blog posts, but in the meantime, I came across this informative “info-graphic” for you to take a look at.
If you’re a visual learner like I am, you’ll benefit from this overview which captures the key concepts of interval training.
Interval Timer Recommendation:
If you’re interested in incorporating interval training into your workouts, you’ll need a timer of some kind. I’ve tried several options, including apps on my iPhone, but keep coming back to my Gymboss Timer.
Not only does the Gymboss do an excellent job of timing your work-to-rest intervals, I’m much more comfortable banging around with a $20 Gymboss than running the risk of damaging my $500 smart phone.
I use my Gymboss almost every day and it’s never failed me… If you’re interested in getting a Gymboss for your own workouts here is a link to their website.
About Randy LaHaie
I’m the founder of “Protective Strategies,” a training and consulting company providing self-defense and combative fitness solutions to law enforcement, high-risk professionals and private citizens since 1994. I am a retired police officer, court-declared expert in use-of-force and critical incident performance, and a life-long student of self-defense and combative fitness. “My Thing” is to help people incorporate functional and minimalist workout strategies to improve their health, fitness and personal safety.