How hard should a person work doing interval training?

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Interval training commonly involves performing stress and recovery phases for a specific amount of time, gauging intensity by monitoring heart rate. A person's maximum heart rate (Max HR) is approximately 220 minus one's age. Experts recommend working at 80-90% of one's Max HR during the stress phase, and slowing to 60% of Max HR during the recovery phase. A ratio of one minute of hard work to two or three minutes of recovery work is common. This means that performing an all-out sprint on the treadmill for one minute requires taking it down to a slow jog or walk for the next two to three minutes.

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