The Benefits Of High Intensity Interval Training On Obese And Obese Women

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The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training on Obese and Overweight Women Jamela Rabino San Francisco State University The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training on Obese and Overweight Women Obesity is a prevalent and life-threatening health condition among our nation as a majority of individuals become3 more sedentary, exercise programs such as high intensity interval training (HIIT) have been developed. HIIT has become a widely known form of training that consists of alternating rest and work periods. During the work period, the individual uses about 80 to 95% of their maximum heart rate, whereas the rest period is about 40 to 50% of the person’s maximal heart rate (American College of Sports Medicine, 2014). According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), HIIT has become popular because an exercise program can be easily developed and tailored towards individuals of any fitness level and there are many benefits. Previous studies have shown evidence and benefits for men, but there is not much data available for women (Smith-Ryan, Trexler, Wingfield, & Blue, 2016). The purpose of this paper is to explore the benefits of HIIT among overweight to obese women. Article Summaries Kong, Sun, Liu, and Shi (2016) analyzed the body’s response to high intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) within a group of women who were classified as overweight or obese. Eighteen sedentary females between 18-30
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