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Use An Interval Training Timer to Coach Efficiently

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Strength and Conditioning

 

If you conduct a variety of large-scale interval-type exercise sessions (group exercise and boot camp-style) you need to be organized and have a pre-set plan. You need to know:

 
  • What is the length of each session?
  • How many participants?
  • Will you have an assistant (another set of eyes) to help monitor?
  • What type of equipment will be used?
  • How will the entire session be conducted relative to work and rest intervals? 
 
Your main focus as the leader of the session will be supervision and proper instruction. The last thing you want to deal with is fiddling with a stop watch, counting time, and taking your eyes off your participants. For that purpose, you may want to consider a product like the Gymboss miniMAX
 
This timer is versatile and easy to program if you spend time configuring it to the types of interval sessions you'll use. Pre-programming a variety of work and rest sets will offer a nice library of options to fit the time-frame and goals of each session.

 

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