Saturday, May 03, 2014

Metabolic Effects of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Great research from Len Kravitz, PhD, program coordinator of exercise science @ the University of New Mexico:

"HIIT Summary: The most common benefit from HIIT- and certainly highly significant- is the improvement in VO2 max linked to enhanced protection from heart disease.  Perhaps equally important are HIIT's dramatic acute and chronic effects on improving insulin sensitivity.  

The effects of HIIT on visceral fat and subcutaneous fat loss are encouraging.  And the impact HIIT has on reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure (when elevated) and improving HDL cholesterol is promising.  The evidence is in, and it appears that HIIT is a metabolic health effects winner!"

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