020: HIIT Master Class with Dr. Len Kravitz (+ HIIT Your Limit giveaway)

Hi friends! I’m SO excited for this week’s podcast episode. If you haven’t listened to any of the episodes yet, please start with this one. Dr. Len Kravitz is someone who has taught me so much about HIIT training and fitness. He’s an incredible teacher and someone that I greatly admire. It was such an honor to have him on the show today. I first took one of his courses at a fitness conference when Liv was a baby, and he’s the one who inspired me to learn as much as possible about HIIT, which led me to write a book all about the subject.

High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT is a buzzword in the fitness community, but it’s been around much longer than you may think. The benefits of HIIT are astounding, but the true magic is the efficiency of the workout: it’s a training method that can make you stronger, fitter, faster, and make your heart healthier, in a shorter amount of time. With this popularity of HIIT, there’s also some confusion about the method. How often should you do HIIT? Should you do strength or cardio first? Why does HIIT work so well? Exercise Scientist Dr. Len Kravitz is here to answer all of these questions. 

Podcast about HIIT with dr len kravitz

In this episode, you’ll discover:

– The history and science of High Intensity Interval Training. Where did it originate and how does it work so well?

– How often you should use HIIT in your routine

– How to accommodate HIIT workouts for joint considerations 

– Can HIIT cause turbulent blood flow?

– Dr. Len’s top three tips for a healthy lifestyle 

Here’s a little bit about Dr. Len Kravitz:

Dr. Len Kravitz has thirty-six years of experience as a researcher, writer, and speaker on exercise science and fitness education. He is the coordinator of the Exercise Science program at the University of New Mexico and an associate professor in its Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences, a position that earned him an Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Kravitz has a master’s degree in physical education and a PhD with an emphasis in exercise science and health promotion. He is the author of Anybody’s Guide to Total Fitness, now in its eleventh edition with nearly one hundred thousand copies sold, and Essentials of Eccentric Training, and has published more than three hundred peer-reviewed articles in health and fitness publications. Dr. Kravitz regularly travels as a speaker on physical fitness and has presented at more than one thousand fitness and exercise science conferences around the world. He is the recipient of a wide variety of honors in the fitness industry, including an induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Dr. Kravitz lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Len has a new book out and it is AMAZING. It’s packed with so many research-backed HIIT methods, tips for weight management and healthy living, and workouts. I love the fact that it’s not incredibly long. It’s straight to the point and you will get exactly the information you’re looking for. He kindly offered an extra copy of the book to give away, so I’d like to do it through the comments section here.

Hiit your limit

One lucky winner will receive a copy of HIIT Your Limit + a Fabletics outfit of their choice

All you have to do is comment below with your favorite HIIT exercise (sprinting, running, rowing, jump lunges, burpees, etc)

For an extra entry, subscribe to the podcast (iTunesStitcher, or Google Play) and leave an extra comment to let me know

For an extra entry, leave a rating or review for the podcast and leave an extra comment with a 🙂 

Even if you don’t win, I highly recommend preordering a copy of HIIT Your Limit here!

Thank you so much for listening!

xoxo

Gina

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95 Comments

  1. Camee on October 24, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Can’t wait to listen!! I have a love/hate for burpees!

  2. Kolya on October 24, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I have to go with rowing because it uses the whole body plus I have to be careful with high impact exercise.

  3. Kolya on October 24, 2018 at 8:17 am

    The podcast was really motivating and now I want to work with him (:

    Sorry I don’t have emoji’s on my computer!

  4. Jen on October 24, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Jump squats!

  5. Jessie on October 24, 2018 at 8:31 am

    I love jump squats!

  6. Jessie on October 24, 2018 at 8:31 am

    I’m subscribed:)

  7. Jessie on October 24, 2018 at 8:32 am
    • Jessie on October 24, 2018 at 8:33 am

      🙂

  8. Kristen on October 24, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Jump squats!

  9. Shara Blagrave on October 24, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Jump squats. Have you tried Les Mills Sprint? It’s a hiit workout on the spin bike and is soo good!!

  10. GeeAnn on October 24, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Treadmill sprints and I’m already subscribed to the podcast and have reviewed!

  11. Alyssa on October 24, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I’d love to read his book. I love spinning and treadmill hiit workouts- always a sweat fest!

  12. Kate G on October 24, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I like burpees because there are so many variations to do and keep it interesting.

  13. Kate G on October 24, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I subscribe to the podcast already.

  14. Kate G on October 24, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I left iTunes review at the very beginning of the podcast.

  15. Amy L. on October 24, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I like mixing it up with a variety of body weight moves…burpees, skaters, mountain climbers, etc…I get bored when I keep repeating the same exercise!

  16. laurie O on October 24, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I LOVE Rowing! I’m on the lookout for a rower to purchase for our home!

    But I also teach a kettlebell class and we do HIIT often and my class loves incorporating quick cardio bursts with strength moves. We also add bosu balls to our HIIT occasionally (for burpees, toe taps, push ups, v-ups, etc) and they love it!

  17. Allison on October 24, 2018 at 10:18 am

    So excited to listen to this one! I’ve been a huge HIIT fan since waaaay back in college when I took my personal training certs. Sprint intervals on the treadmill will always be my fav but I love that you can do HIIT with practically any exercise! Also, just gotta say, his shirt is awesome!!

  18. Katie on October 24, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I love rowing, but I don’t have access to one normally, so my go-to is treadmill sprints.
    Last week I stayed in a hotel with a rower though, and you better believe I used it!

  19. Shannon Rhoads on October 24, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Rowing is my favorite!

  20. Shannon Rhoads on October 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Last weekend on the airplane I binged all of the podcast episodes! I am subscribed on itunes!

  21. Shannon Rhoads on October 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

    🙂 I don’t know how to make it emoji on the computer!

  22. Tammy on October 24, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I like burpees, and sprints!

  23. Chris on October 24, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I try to do HIIT workouts with elliptical trainer intervals or make up my own HIIT workout using moves that incorporate the whole body.

  24. Vicki on October 24, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Stair climbing outside, we have some old toboggan stairs nearby

  25. Stephanie on October 24, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I love rowing!

  26. Natalie on October 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I love using burpees for HIIT!

  27. Stephanie on October 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I am subscribed.

  28. inna on October 24, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    my favorite HIIT is running outside

  29. Danielle on October 24, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Sprints!

  30. Danielle on October 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I’m subscribed through BeyondPod 🙂 Love listening!

  31. Sam on October 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Sprints!

  32. Samantha on October 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Sprints!

  33. Jacki on October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I love treadmill HIIT workouts. There is a 25-minute one in your Fitness Guide and my husband and I use it all the time.

  34. Jacki on October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I subscribe to the Podcast.

  35. Mary on October 24, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Already subscribed on iTunes 🙂 My favorite HIIT exercise is sprinting up this big hill near my house and then jogging down! I do it 10 times in a row and it feels amazing!!! No gym or equipment needed!

  36. Alaina on October 24, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I subscribe

  37. Alaina on October 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm
  38. Alaina on October 24, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    That was supposed to be a smiley in my above comment! I’d love a copy and my fave HIIT exercise is using kettlebells!

  39. Vicki L. on October 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I really enjoy jump squats!

  40. Vicki L. on October 24, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    I’m already subscribed on iTunes.

  41. sarah on October 24, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve been working on Jump rope hiit sets at the end of my workouts – jump rope is def not as easy as it used to be!!

  42. sarah on October 24, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve been subscribed (and listenting) to the podcast on google play since ep. 1~

  43. Denyne on October 24, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Burpees for HIIT work. The Best!

  44. Jill on October 24, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Loving the podcasts Gina! Congratulations and keep up the great work. I love F45 here in Australia it’s all HIIT classes but with different days to focus on cardio or resistance.

  45. Leah H. on October 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Love a good Kettlebell HIIT workout!

  46. Justine on October 24, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Running!

  47. Justine on October 24, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I also subscribed to the podcast.

  48. Sarah on October 24, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Running! Hope I win!

  49. Angela Magdaleno on October 24, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Jump squats! They are amazingly killer!

  50. Angela Magdaleno on October 24, 2018 at 10:08 pm

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