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HIIT Advantage, The

HIIT Advantage, The

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    Achieve maximal results in minimal time! The HIIT Advantage: High-Intensity Workouts for Women is the resource for the most research-based, organized, and systematic information available on high-intensity interval training. The HIIT Advantage keys in on specific exercises, combinations, and progressions that will incinerate fat, shape and strengthen the upper and lower body, and assist with core strength for excellent posture and enhanced exercises performance—all written with a woman’s ultimate physique in mind. 

    HIIT protocols pair quick bouts of super-high-intensity anaerobic intervals with shorter, low-effort rest intervals.

    The HIIT Advantage is the authoritative guide on high-intensity training. Comprehensive yet accessible, it describes how and why HIIT is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and improve performance. You’ll find step-by-step instructions, photo sequences, variations, and recommendations for 74 exercises to define muscles, reduce injury, and increase weight loss. You will learn the proper setup of a HIIT workout, the rationale, and the ratios for rest and recovery. Best of all, you’ll choose from 19 complete workouts consisting of a combination of 20-, 30-, and 45-minute sessions. Finally, you’ll receive exclusive access to the HIIT Advantage video library, including demonstrations of 24 key exercises, as well as an original 30-minute workout.

    If you’re serious about your workouts, get the advantage of burning more fat, shaping your physique, and improving performance. Get The HIIT Advantage and get results!

    Table of Contents

    Contents
    Video Contents
    Accessing the Online Video
    Preface
    Acknowledgments

    Part I High-Intensity Interval Training, High-Intensity Results
    Chapter 1 Understanding HIIT
    Chapter 2 Role of Recovery
    Chapter 3 Popular HIIT Protocols
    Chapter 4 Incorporating Tools and Toys

    Part II High-Intensity Interval Exercises
    Chapter 5 Lower-Body Exercises
    Chapter 6 Upper-Body Exercises
    Chapter 7 Core Exercises
    Chapter 8 Selecting Your Exercises

    Part III High-Intensity Interval Workouts
    Chapter 9 Planning Your Workout
    Chapter 10 HIIT Workouts

    References
    Index
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, is a personal trainer, international presenter, author, and 30-year fitness veteran. She holds a master of science degree in exercise and sport science with an emphasis in physiology from Iowa State University. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds professional certifications from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, TRX, YogaFit, and many other organizations. Lewis-McCormick is the author of A Women’s Guide to Muscle & Strength (Human Kinetics, 2012) and a presenter at SCW Fitness, ACSM Health & Fitness Summit, IDEA Health & Fitness, the Mayo Clinic, and many other regional venues. She is a TRX suspension training master course trainer, a Tabata Bootcamp master trainer, an instructor for Barre Above and Xercise Lab, and a master instructor for JumpSport Fitness. She has been a featured presenter in several DVDs, including programs for pre- and postnatal exercise, water fitness, strength training, small-group training, circuit training, Pilates, and foam roller exercise. Lewis-McCormick is a contributor to consumer and fitness publications, including Shape, More, IDEA Health & Fitness Journal, Prevention, Fitness Management, Diabetic Living, Diet, and Heart Healthy Living. She is on the editorial advisory board of Diabetic Living magazine and is a subject matter expert and exam writer for the American Council on Exercise.

    She presents with the IDEA Health & Fitness Association, SCW Fitness Education, TRX, Tabata Bootcamp, Xercise Lab, DCAC Fitness Conventions, and many other national venues.

    Reviews

    “Irene offers science applied simply and powerfully to bring HIIT to your workouts the right way, for your starting point, for your results.”

    Jonathan Ross-- Award-Winning Fitness Professional and author of Abs Revealed

    “Irene Lewis-McCormick’s The HIIT Advantage shows you how to get the most out of your workout with short bursts of targeted exercise which will improve your fitness while burning more fat and calories.  Irene is a pro - her workouts and advice are top notch!”

    Chris Freytag-- Fitness trainer and health coach www.gethealthyu.com

    “Build a stronger, more beautiful body with muscle-building, fat-burning high-intensity interval training. Irene Lewis-McCormick breaks down the science and shares individual exercises, complete workouts, and video exercise demonstrations certain to transform your body.”

    Abbie Appel-- ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Master Trainer – Schwinn Fitness, Group Fitness Manaqer – Equinox

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