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High-Intensity Training: Good for Men, Not Women?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: What are some exercises women can do to achieve results?
Air Date: 10/6/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John Higgins, MD
John HigginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
High-Intensity Training: Good for Men, Not Women?
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is often recommended as a way to improve cardiovascular fitness in men and women.

However, studies on these exercise regimens have focused on younger subjects. Researchers looked at whether HIIT effects were the same for older males and females as those noted in younger adults and found significant differences in the results in men and women.

What are some exercises that women can do to achieve results?

John Higgins, MD, discusses why HIIT might work better for men than for women, as well as other exercises women can do to achieve results.
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