High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – sounds intense doesn’t it? I used to be skeptical of HIIT and whether the claims of its benefits were actually true. Could someone really achieve the same aerobic gains in half the time? Was it safe? Was it only for top-level athletes in a sports science lab? I was skeptical – that is, until I scoured the literature. What I know now, I can share with you and, hopefully, better guide you in your pursuit to utilize the best evidence-based resources for your patients.
Interestingly enough, HIIT has been proven to be safe and effective not only for high-level athletes, but also for cardiac rehab, post stroke, and in the diabetic population, among others.
Let’s look at what HIIT is, its benefits, and how it compares to other types of exercise. We’ll also look at some sample workout regimens for you to consider...
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