Continuous training is exactly what it sounds like! During your workout, instead of taking short breaks between exercises, you do one exercise at the same intensity for a set period, without stopping.
Continuous training is basically the opposite of interval training. This might sound daunting if you’re a beginner, but the workout itself is actually quite adaptable. You can vary your intensity depending on your level of fitness – and it can be used in lots of activities, like running, biking, swimming, or rowing, to name a few.
Benefits of Continuous Training
Continuous training can help you lose weight
Unlike other exercises, you don’t need to do continuous training at a high intensity for it to burn calories. Because it uses large muscle groups, like your calves, quads, and hamstrings, it burns calories even when done at a lower intensity.
See your fitness improve faster and more easily
For beginners, another benefit of continuous training is the improvement you’ll see over time. This is easier in continuous training than in more variable workouts like Crossfit, as you can compare an earlier 8-minute jog with a more recent 12-minute one. Being able to track this progress is great for keeping yourself motivated if your confidence dips.
Continuous training can boost your endurance
Like other forms of high-intensity exercise, continuous training will make your heart stronger. This means it’s able to pump blood around your body faster, giving your muscles more oxygen, and making it so that you can do more demanding exercise without getting tired as easily.