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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.jump rope

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 varying 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.


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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

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

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Why HIIT Excels – Intervals Vs Endurance (Part 3)

Evan Stevens HIIT (shorter, highly strenuous bursts of activity separated by periods of low intensity or rest) has an advantage in several areas over traditional endurance exercise. The most touted is probably the time efficiency: imagine being able to perform your entire aerobic exercise routine in as little as 20 to 30 minutes, inclusive of

Why Is HIIT Different? – Intervals Vs Endurance (Part 2)

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Does A Carb Restricted Diet Change HIIT Boost Health Benefits?

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HIIT Exercises To Prep Your Body For Winter Sports

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How HIIT Changes Our Body

Evan Stevens Researchers looked at how HIIT (high intensity interval training) changed glucose metabolism in diabetic mice. We have known for a long time that exercise can be used to improve, treat, and prevent all manner of metabolic disease outside of actually curing the disease and the changes are independent of dietary factors. However,

Pickleball: A Competitive & Fun Form of HIIT

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HIIT For Hockey Performance

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada The hockey season is kicking into full gear for the pros in the National Hockey League and the Joe’s in the local beer league.  Whether you are an elite athlete or just playing for the after skate festivities, there is always a

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