Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training for Athletic, General, and Clinical Populations

by Brandon Loewen, CSCS, Jasmine Bulger, Joshua Pascal, and Ronald Snarr, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT
Personal Training Quarterly August 2020
Vol 7, Issue 2


The goal of this brief review is to describe what classifies as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and summarize the potential benefits for various populations: athletic, general, and clinical.

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Ronald Snarr is an Assistant Professor and Human Performance LabDirector at Georgia Southern University. He holds a PhD in ExercisePhysiology/Human Pe ...

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