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Can A Hot HIIT Session Induce Heat Acclimation For Athletes?

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas As an athlete, the climate you train in isn’t always the climate you’ll be competing in. Your body gets used to a certain range of temperature when training and performing, and a change in climate can lead to decreased performance if you’re not prepared. A stark jump in temperature can

Epigenetic Inheritance

Epigenetic Inheritance: Your Children Could Inherit Your HIIT

Dayton Kelly Blowing away long held beliefs of how inheritance operates in humans, comes a new theory that suggests your everyday life may be modifying the set of genetic instructions you transmit to your offspring. That is, physical exercise and a healthy diet prior to impregnation or fertilization (in the case of males) could have

HIIT For Women

Creatine Supplementation and Adaptive Response to HIIT for Women

Moji Kaviani, Ph.D., CEP High-intensity-interval training (HIIT) has several well-established performance and health benefits. These include improving body composition, cholesterol, and cardiorespiratory fitness. In the hope of seeing further metabolic and physiological benefits., researchers are using various nutritional strategies, including supplements, in combination with HIIT to bolster its effects. Creatine Supplementation and HIIT for Women

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Music – Your HIIT Recovery Secret Weapon

Catherine O’Brien The effects of music on exercise experience is a common theme throughout my articles. I am always interested in the relationship between music and physical activity and how music can alter an exercise session. To date, I have primarily written about the role of music during exercise – see The Science Behind Good

Mindfulness and HIIT

Use Mindfulness To Weather the HIIT Storm

Hank Shell So, you’re giving this High Intensity Interval Training thing a shot. Good for you! Really. It’ll pay off in the long run. But, oh yea, also, HIIT IS HARD. That’s the point, of course. High intensity, high reward. Still, it’s a little easier to motivate for a quiet run through countryside than it

Wall Balls

7 HIIT Medicine Ball Exercises

Dayton Kelly Medicine balls are a cheap and versatile piece of exercise equipment, and, yet, few people realize their true potential within high intensity exercise programming. This potential is a testament to their durability against being thrown, smashed, or tossed; it is quite difficult to break them. This property lends them well to HIIT exercise,

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Should Your Next HIIT Workout Be Barefoot?

Dayton Kelly Of rising popularity, especially with the invent of “toe shoes”, is exercising barefoot or in minimalistic footwear. This hype supporting the rejection of conventional shoes is largely based behind the theory that evolution has shaped our bodies to live in our bare feet (Altman & Davis, 2012). Evidence of foot attire does not

Wheelchair sport

The Effects Of HIIT On Wheelchair-Sport Athletes

Alyssa Bialowas There now is widespread acceptance that disability is a social construct with roots in societal attitudes. Individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities often face discrimination in many societal institutions, such as access to education, and participation in the labor force. Sport and physical activity provide a context for the physically and intellectually disabled

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HIIT Hill Workouts For Runners

Hank Shell So, it’s winter time. And don’t get me wrong – I LOVE winter. I like skiing, throwing ice at passing cars and, more recently, climbing ice – see Cold ~ Hard ~ Ice Climbing In The San Juans. But thus far, this really hasn’t been a winter for the record books. Far from

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Is HIIT Beneficial For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Gillian White, MSc, Ph.D. (Candidate), University of Toronto, Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) RA is an autoimmune disorder resulting in pain, swelling, and stiffness of joints and has been previously discussed in blogs here and here. It is caused by chronic inflammation of these joints, ultimately resulting in damage, deformity, and loss

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A Win-Win Combination – Intervals Vs Endurance (Part 6)

Evan Stevens We’ve seen that HIIT (shorter, highly strenuous bursts of activity separated by periods of low intensity or rest) and CEE (a continuous bout of exercise without a break interval and can be performed at low, moderate, or high intensities) do basically the same thing, relatively speaking. They both tax our aerobic system, they improve our