If you want to get in shape and improve your endurance, jogging by itself simply won’t cut it. You also need to train hard with interval sprints.
Interval sprints are supposed to be tough—you’ll be gasping for air at the end of your workout. In 10 minutes, you perform 20 sprints with the treadmill set to a high speed and a steep incline. Between sprints, you hop off the belt for some recovery before the next sprint.
Conditioning at a high intensity helps you work at your max effort for longer durations, whereas jogging only trains your body to perform at a moderate intensity. High intensity also helps you recover faster after a challenging set in the weight room or long minutes on the field.
Plus, you burn a serious number of calories. True, you burn calories while jogging, but that’s it. The interval sprint workout may be short, but you burn calories both while you train and afterwards, when your body continues to burn additional calories to replenish your oxygen and energy levels.
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