Interval training develops both your aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
Continuous training involves comparatively easy work performed for a relatively long period.
Cycling at a slow speed for 30 minutes is one example of continuous training.
It helps you to develop your aerobic fitness and muscular endurance.
What are the benefits of continuous training?
It develops an athletes stamina rather then their speed. Commonly it could be running around a track continuously or cycling continuously. Advantages of continuous training include; Running at around 60-80% maximum heart rate for longer than 60 minutes is useful for long distance runners.
What fitness components does continuous training improve?
Fartlek training or ‘speed play’ training involves varying your speed and the type of terrain over which you run, walk, cycle or ski. It improves aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Interval training involves alternating between periods of hard exercise and rest. It improves speed and muscular endurance.
Why is continuous training effective?
Continuous training helps you improve your endurance.
When you exercise at a regular intensity, your heart gains in strength and volume. Besides developing your endurance, continuous training helps you to: Maintain or lose weight. Improve your cardiovascular and respiratory health.
What is continuous training?
Continuous Training, also known as continuous exercise, is any type of physical training that involves activity without rest intervals. Continuous training can be performed at low, moderate, or high exercise intensities, and is often contrasted with interval training, often called high-intensity interval training.