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High-intensity Interval Training and Obesity | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2165-7025

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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High-intensity Interval Training and Obesity

Mohammad A. Alahmadi1,2*
1Department of Exercise Physiology, College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, College of Education, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author : Dr. Mohammad Ali Alahmadi
College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity
King Saud University, P.O. Box 1949
Riyadh, 11441, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +96614674681
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received January 27, 2014; Accepted May 14, 2014; Published May 17, 2014
Citation: Alahmadi MA (2014) High-intensity Interval Training and Obesity. J Nov Physiother 4:211. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000211
Copyright: © 2014 Alahmadi MA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become a promising strategy to induce a number of metabolic adaptations and alter body composition. Recent evidence suggests that HIIT can be a time-efficient strategy to promote health in sedentary overweight/obese individuals. This may be contrary to the belief held by some health professionals that training programs at high intensity are not appropriate for optimizing fat oxidation and inducing weight loss in this population. This paper reviews the results of HIIT studies conducted with overweight/obese individuals. A special focus is on the effect of HIIT on fat oxidation and weight loss.