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High Intensity Interval Training – HIIT Exercises

The benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT) have been widely studied. While there has been a lot done to promote longer periods of aerobic work for health, it has only been recently that we’ve seen more studies focus on shorter, more intense sessions. One of the main issues with long, continuous exercises is retention; people get bored and the perceived effort tends to be higher than shorter, more intense exercise. As well, people don’t seem to want to commit an hour or more to longer exercise each day.

HIIT Training Workouts

That is where HIIT training comes in. HIIT training workouts consist of short bursts of high intensity intervals of exercise followed by varied periods of low-intensity active rest, or complete rest. HIIT exercises have been shown to elevate the metabolism turning you into a fat-burning machine. Some HIIT exercises include sprinting, jump rope, jumping, rowing, body weight exercises and many more. The important part is these are done at a high perceived level of effort.

HIIT Responses In Endurance & Sprint Athletes

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas HIIT (high intensity interval training) is a widely popular training method used in both endurance and sprint training. For endurance athletes, HIIT is beneficial in a number of ways, from increasing cardiovascular fitness to promoting healthy blood glucose levels and increasing endurance overall. For sprint athletes, the intense bursts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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