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High Intensity Interval Training: Top of the List

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: The popularity of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) moves it to the top of the list for fitness trends. Have you tried it yet?
Air Date: 11/5/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Walter R. Thompson, PhD, FACSM
Walter ThompsonWalter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is a regents professor of exercise science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health (College of Education) at Georgia State University and in the Division of Nutrition (Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions) where he also serves as the executive director of the After-School All-Stars Atlanta. He has served on the ACSM Board of Trustees and was twice elected a member of its Administrative Council.
High Intensity Interval Training: Top of the List
The recent release of the 2014 Worldwide Fitness Trends revealed a few surprises.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) took over the #1 spot, previously held by Educated, Certified, and Experienced Fitness Professionals. The former #1 had held that position since 2008 and now appears at #3 behind Body Weight Training.

Have you tried this intense workout? Simply put, it's a shorter way to burn calories -- you get an effective workout in half the time.

It may just be the answer you have been looking for.

Dr. Walter R. Thompson explains the benefits of HIIT and how you can a part of this fast-moving, intensely popular workout.
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