Do you know Emil Zatopek? This running legend, who won a hat-trick of Olympic titles in 1952 that has never been repeated, was the first to try interval training. He did 100 sets of 400 metres... An extreme that is not recommended for everyone. However, the principle of interval training has become widespread. "First in the world of professional and amateur sport, and then more recently in patients," says Professor Guillaume Millet, a sports physiologist and professor at the University of Saint-Étienne.
Professor François Carré, cardiologist and sports doctor at Rennes University Hospital, explains the value of this method: "For sports champions, like you and me, but also for sick people, every minute of training must be profitable. This is what interval training allows, the goal of which is to work at high intensity. The specialist illustrates his point with an example: imagine...
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