LEARNING OBJECTIVE: High-intensity interval training is being used by a growing number of clients to improve fitness levels and body composition as efficiently as possible. This article intends to provide health and fitness professionals with nutritional guidelines for maximizing the training effects and recovery of clients engaging in high-intensity interval training.
Nutritional considerations should be made for individuals to obtain the greatest benefits from their HIIT sessions. Proper quantities and ratios of carbohydrate and protein can ensure higher intensity, duration, and recovery in HIIT and are important considerations before, during, and after training.
Raquel C. Garzon, M.S., R.D., L.D., is president of Revitalize Project, Inc., a company that specializes in revitalizing the health and well-being of organizations and communities through speaking, curriculum development, and consulting projects. Raquel has delivered presentations to thousands of people in more than 20 countries around the world and develops practical and meaningful health curriculum for a variety of audiences. She is a registered dietitian and currently is pursuing her doctorate in global health science.
Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D., is the co-owner of Mohr Results, Inc., a nutrition consulting company, who works with a variety of individuals and companies, from pro athletes to soccer moms and everyone in between. Dr. Mohr has been a speaker in almost all 50 states and in many countries around the world. He is a registered dietitian and has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology.
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest and do not have any financial disclosures.