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Workouts are becoming more intense, but don't be foolish, expert warns

Apr 10th, 2012

Fitness enthusiasts and athletes are clamoring for high-intensity interval training and conditioning, according to a study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's 16th annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition in Las Vegas. The key is for consumers and their trainers to meet the need for more intensity while adhering to safe workouts.


Before starting a demanding workout program, you should conduct an honest appraisal of your fitness level, ability to adhere to proper form during workouts, individual risk for injury and ability to schedule rest sessions around workouts, said Len Kravitz, an exercise researcher at the University of New Mexico.


It's also important to consider the dietary demands of participating in intensive workouts, Kravitz said.