Is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Safe?

Although you may have heard it called something different, high intensity interval training or HIIT is the number one fitness trend, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Programs such as CrossFit, P90X, Insanity, and many others base their workouts on this style of training. It involves intense bursts of energy followed by short periods of rest. CrossFit, in particular, also involves Olympic style weightlifting. As popularity has increased, with more people participating, so too have injury rates. So the question is… is it safe? Well that is a difficult question to answer because of two reasons. The first is there are many factors of any exercise program or participant whic

Avoiding Injury during Obstacle Course Races and Mud Runs

Popular new events attracting runners and fitness lovers of all levels are obstacle course races and mud runs. These races can be extremely fun, but for a first timer they can present quite a challenge. Since they include a variety of activities during a single event, it will require more than just running to prepare and train. As expected, the possible injuries that may occur also become more varied and widespread, so here are a few tips to prevent a sidelining injury. Learn your course If you are a true first timer it’s important to know what you’re getting into. It may be a good idea to go with a friend and watch one first. Or at least get online and watch videos to get a good idea. Then

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