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HIIT Your Limit : High-Intensity Interval Training for Fat Loss, Cardio, and Full Body Health

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Get lean, build muscle, and stay healthy! A Fitness Hall of Fame inductee and world-famous exercise scientist explains high-intensity interval training and the nutrition that complements it, and provides a wealth of workouts, including workouts you can do at home, so you can get and keep the body you've always wanted.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an extraordinarily effective form of training that mixes high- and low-impact activities during periods ranging from seconds to eight minutes. In HIIT Your Limit, Dr. Len Kravitz, a National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee and internationally-renowned exercise scientist for the past thirty-six years, explains what HIIT is and how it effects your entire body (externally and internally), gives 50 workouts and a plan to whip you into shape fast, and presents a wealth of nutritional and other advice to further its impact.

HIIT was recently rated the #1 new fitness trend by the American College of Sports Medicine and is the key to staying fit for celebrities like David Beckham, Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman, and Scarlett Johansson. In addition to fat loss, it's been proven to have major health benefits on blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. Through this groundbreaking volume you'll learn why, and see how to get fit quick and have a fun and truly sustainable exercise program, no expensive personal trainer required.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 178 x 226 x 13mm | 408g
  • New York City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1948062240
  • 9781948062244
  • 1,111,352

Table of contents

Introduction: Welcome to a Fabulous Key to Health--Exercise! My Moving Forward Message to You!


SECTION 1: Exercise, HIIT, and You! Let's Get Moving on the RIGHT Track!


Chapter 1. What are the Health Benefits of Exercise?




Exercise is the 'Super Pill' to Quality of Life Benefits
Sitting is the New 'Smoking Disease'
Great News! Health Care Providers are Now Encouraging People to Exercise!


Chapter 2: What is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?




Why is HIIT so Popular?
How are HIIT Programs Developed?
Maximize the Results and Minimize the Risks with Your HIIT Workouts!
How Many Times a Week Can You do a HIIT Workout?
Let's Give HIIT a Try!


Chapter 3. What are the Health Benefits of HIIT?




How Much Can HIIT Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness?
What is the Effect of HIIT on Insulin Sensitivity?
What is the Effect of HIIT on Cholesterol Levels?
What is the Effect of HIIT on Blood Pressure?
How Does HIIT Impact Fat Loss and Weight Management?
Summary of the Major Health Benefits of HIIT


Chapter 4. How Does Your Body Power Your HIIT Workouts?




Introducing ATP, the Fuel for Life and Exercise
The Aerobic Energy System: The Long-Term Exercise Pathway
The Anaerobic Energy System: The Glucose-Fueled Rapid Energy System
The Tale of Lactate
The Cardiorespiratory Systems Delivers the Oxygen
The Muscles Are the 'Engines' that Do the Work


Chapter 5. How to Succeed in an Exercise Program: Ten Steps to Follow


Chapter 6: Do It Right: Avoid These Exercise Mistakes


Chapter 7. Time for Your Heart Health Pre-Check


Chapter 8. Let's Get UP and START MOVING NOW!




Introducing, 'For Every 30 Get Your 3'
Implications from the Sedentary Behavior Research


SECTION 2: Optimal Weight (Fat) Loss Strategies that Work!


Chapter 9. Successful Weight Management; 'Inch by Inch, It's a Cinch'




Obesity Statistics with an Optimistic Outlook
Introducing, 'Inch by Inch, it's a Cinch'
Is There Any Science to Using a Small-Changes Approach?


Chapter 10. What Does Energy Balance Mean in Weight Management?




The Energy in The Foods We Eat
What are RMR, TEF and AEE; The Illustrious Acronyms of Weight Management?
How Much Energy Does the Human Body Store?
The Regulation of Energy Expenditure Picture...Is there a Set Point?
How Do We Know When to Eat and When to Stop Eating?
Where Does Exercise Fit Into the "Energy Balance" Equation?
Prominent Questions and Answers on Energy Balance


Chapter 11. Lessons from 'The Biggest Loser' TV Show




Resting Metabolic Rate Changes with Weight Loss
Did the Rapid Weight Loss of the Contestants Influence their Weight Regain?
Stop: Is it true that 'Dieting ONLY Programs Can Actually Make You fat?'
What Role Does Genetics Play in Weight Management?


Chapter 12. Secrets from the REAL LIFE Biggest Losers!




Introducing the National Weight Control Registry
What Strategies Work for these Long-Term Weight Loss Success Winners?
How Much Physical Activity are Registry Members Doing?
What Happens to Registry Members Who Regain Weight?
What Sparks Most People in the NWCR to Initially Start Their Weight Loss Plan?
What Commonalities are Observed With NWCR Members Diet?
Practical Take-Home from the REAL LIFE Biggest Losers


Chapter 13. Is there a Healthiest Diet I Should Consider?




What are Telomeres and Why Did the Researchers Measure Them?
What Did the Researchers Find?
What are the Mechanisms of the Mediterranean Diet that Promote Longevity?
Wait, Are there any Limitations of this Study?
How Does Physical Activity Effect Telomere Length?
Special question: What is Inflammation?
Should You Choose the Mediterranean Diet?


Chapter 14. Low Carbohydrate versus Low Fat Diets: What is the Verdict?




The Case for Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diets
The Case for Low Fat Diets What Does the Science Show?
Which Diet is Better for Weight Loss?
The Verdict: Which is better for Weight Loss: Low Fat or Low Carbohydrate


Chapter 15: The Stress-Cortisol-Obesity Connection




What are the stress response pathways?
So what can you do about chronic stress?


Chapter 16. 50 Frequently Asked Health, Nutrition and Weight Management Questions




Questions on Health
Questions on Nutrition
Questions on Weight Management


SECTION 3: Let's HIIT the Workouts!


Chapter 17. Let's Go Over the Pre-Exercise Fundamentals




Please Get Physician Clearance Before Starting Your Workouts
Wear Proper Exercise Gear for your HIIT Workouts
Your Footwear Boosts the Workouts
You Need a Workout Timer


Chapter 18. Your Workout Warm-up and Cool-Down Are Important--Here's Why?




The Warm-Up: Preparing the Body and Turning on Fat Burning!
The Workout Cool-Down: Calming Your Body and Mind


Chapter 19. How Hard Should You Workout?




Introducing the M.I.I.T. Exertion Monitoring Method
The Talk Test is an Accurate Gauge of Exercise Intensity, Too!
Overexertion Carefulness!


Chapter 20. Your HIIT Workouts Plan




Preface to Your HIIT Workout Plan
How to Integrate HIIT Workouts with your Steady State Workouts


Chapter 21. Your HIIT Workouts--Enjoy!




Workout #1: 60s/90s HIIT
Workout #2: 60s/60s HIIT
Workout #3: 60s/30s HIIT
Workout #4: 90s/30s HIIT
Workout #5: 30s/30s HIIT
Workout #6: 30s/45s HIIT
Workout #7: 30s/60s HIIT
Workout #8: 30s/90s HIIT
Workout #9: 3m/3m HIIT
Workout #10: 3m/4m HIIT
Workout #11: 3m/6m HIIT
Workout #12: 4m/3m HIIT
Workout #13: 4m/2m HIIT
Workout #14: 8s/12s HIIT
Workout #15: 15s/15s HIIT
Workout #16: 30s/4.5min HIIT
Workout #17: 4min/1-2-4min HIIT
Workout #18: 5min/5min HIIT
Workout #19: 2min/1min HIIT
Workout #20: 2min/2min HIIT


Chapter 22. The Future of HIIT Workouts--20 MORE Workouts!


SECTION 4: 100 WINNING Ways to Cut Calories in Your Daily Life




Smart Swap Winning Ways
Winning Behaviors to Follow in Your Daily Life
Winning Ideas to Follow at Home
Distinctively Unique Winning Ways to Cut Calories


My Salutation to You: The After Workout! Closing Thoughts To Reflect!
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Review quote

"HIIT Your Limit is packed full of useful advice on living a healthier, fitter life and Dr. Kravitz's zeal will inspire you to make small changes that lead to huge results!"
-Tony Boutagy, PhD, Strength Coach, Exercise Physiologist, and Award-Winning Fitness Book Author

"Here you're getting the very best: unlimited great ideas that are simple to implement to really get results!"
-Keli Roberts, National Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee, IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year

"Dr. Kravitz is an international leader in the health and fitness industry and has a gift for making the science of exercise make sense!"
-Terry Eckmann, PhD, Professor and International Fitness Presenter

"HIIT Your Limit is the perfect read for anyone and everyone looking for a motivating guide to exercise right and eat healthy for lifelong wellness."
-Sara Kooperman, JD, CEO, SCW Fitness Education, Illinois State Businesswoman of the Year, National Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee

"Dr. Kravitz is a legend in the fitness industry. His new book, HIIT Your Limit, will get you moving and take you to YOUR limit!"
-Lawrence Biscontini, M.A., IDEA Instructor of the Year, CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year

"Dr. Kravitz has a way of taking decades of exercise and nutritional science and bringing it to us in a concise and incredibly useful way. I recommend that all my patients read HIIT Your Limit, digest it, and exercise this resource for a healthy life!"
-Dr. Bruce Allsop, Family Medicine Practitioner

"Following this program of diet and lifestyle changes can help you lose and maintain weight, in addition to helping you live a longer, more vibrant life in the optimal amount of time."
-Matthew G. Pinto, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, National Medical Director at the Center for Medical Weight Loss, Diplomat of the American College of Osteopathic Family Medicine, and Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
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About Len Kravitz

Dr. Len Kravitz has thirty-six years of experience as a researcher, writer, and speaker on fitness, and is the coordinator of exercise science at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Anybody's Guide to Total Fitness (now in its eleventh edition with nearly 100,000 copies sold), and Essentials of Eccentric Training; has published more than 300 articles in dozens of health and fitness publications; and regularly travels the country as a speaker on fitness and health. Among other awards, he was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Dr. Kravitz lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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