High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Health
- What role might high intensity interval training play in population level physical activity guidelines? (also see Physical Activity Guidelines: Key Issues)
- What type of interval training sessions have been evaluated?
- Define the various terminology used (e.g. HIIT, SIT)
- What physiological adaptations is interval training associated with? (also see Chronic Exercise Induced Cardio-Respiratory Adaptations)
- Why is interval training an attractive health-based recommendation?
- What are the limitations of recommending high intensity interval training to the general population?
- What is the minimal dose required to achieve the benefits of high intensity interval training?
- How can changing the variables (Intensity, work duration, rest duration, number of repetitions, frequency of training) affect the adaptations?
- What are the guidelines for using HIIT training with clinical populations (see Taylor et al, 2019)
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