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The Impact of High-Intensity Interval Training on Metabolic Syndrome

Greeley, Samuel J. MS1; Martinez, Nic BA2; Campbell, Bill I. PhD, CSCS2

Section Editor(s): Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 63–65
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31827764da
Special Populations

ABSTRACT: METABOLIC SYNDROME IS A CLUSTER OF RISK FACTORS SPECIFIC TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. VARIOUS EXERCISE METHODS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED TO TREAT THESE RISK FACTORS. HOWEVER, RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT EXERCISE INTENSITY MAY PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN EFFECTIVE REVERSAL OF METABOLIC SYNDROME. THEREFORE, LOW-VOLUME HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION.

1Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, Florida

2Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

The Special Populations Column provides personal trainers who work with apparently healthy or medically cleared special populations with scientifically supported background information.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Peter Ronai, MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT

Sam Greeley is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Clearwater Christian College.

Nic Martinez is a graduate assistant in the Exercise Science program at the University of South Florida.

Bill Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Director of the Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory at the University of South Florida.

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