Friday, April 26, 2019

"HIIT Your Limit" by Dr. Len Kravitz


REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
HIIT Your Limit:
High-Intensity Interval Training For Fat Loss, Cardio, and Full Body Health
by Dr. Len Kravitz

HIIT Your Limit: High-Intensity Interval Training For Fat Loss, Cardio, and Full Body Health  by Dr. Len Kravitz

HIIT Your Limit by Dr. Len Kravitz is currently on tour with Mouth Digital PR. The tour stops here today for my review, an excerpt, and a giveaway.

Description
Get lean, build muscle, and stay healthy in only ten minutes a day! A Fitness Hall of Fame inductee and world-famous exercise scientist explains the #1 new fitness trend and how to get and keep the body you’ve always wanted.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an extraordinarily effective form of training that mixes high- and low-impact activities during periods ranging from seconds to eight minutes. In HIIT Your Limit, Dr. Len Kravitz, who has been inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame and been an internationally-renowned exercise scientist for the past thirty-six years and sold nearly 100,0000 copies of his last fitness book, explains what HIIT is, how it affects your entire body (externally and internally), gives 50 workouts and a guaranteed plan to whip you into shape fast, and presents a wealth of nutritional and other advice to further its impact.
HIIT was recently rated the #1 new fitness trend by the American College of Sports Medicine and is the key to staying fit for celebrities like David Beckham, Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman, and Scarlett Johansson. In addition to fat loss, it’s been proven to have major health benefits on blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol. Through this groundbreaking volume you’ll learn why, see how to get fit quick, and have a fun and a truly sustainable exercise program, no expensive personal trainer required.

Excerpt
One of my favorite teaching principles when working with health, fitness, and weight management students and professionals is “Inch by inch, it’s a cinch.” This is my personal exercise slogan and a philosophy I want to share with you. I established the philosophy as I launched my career in fitness.
Right after I completed my master’s degree in physical education at San Jose State University, I landed a fabulous job as fitness director of a new athletic club in Los Gatos, California. Over the next eight years I taught thousands of fitness classes and trained a great many wonderful men, women, boys, and girls. My passion for fitness grew so much that I became well-known in the San Francisco Bay Area for my creative ways of teaching exercise and how much my students enjoyed my classes. It wasn’t long before I was invited to fitness conferences around the United States to share my ideas about group fitness exercise classes with other certified fitness professionals. For clarity, the term “group fitness” includes all forms of fitness performed in a group setting and led by a qualified instructor. My circle soon expanded to fitness conferences in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, and Europe.
I then laser focused my energy and academic interests to attain my PhD at the University of New Mexico, where I am now an associate professor in the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences. My areas of study were health promotion and exercise science.
During my studies a new ambition took hold: improving the education of fitness professionals around the world. Once I realized how meaningful my graduate education was to me, I wanted to pass along my knowledge to others, so I began writing fitness-related articles for industry-leading fitness journals, with a zeal to educate fitness pros throughout the world. The research studies I conducted were focused on solving many of the questions facing fitness professionals. My presentations at conferences also evolved, and I started presenting research-oriented lectures, which remain my focus today.
And here I am today, sharing my story with you. I feel so fortunate that my passion for fitness education has been rewarded in unexpected ways. I currently have over three hundred peer-review articles, I’ve been invited to present at over one thousand fitness and science conferences throughout the world, and I have been awarded every major honor in the fitness industry, including induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. And through it all, with my first students, current students, and all the fitness professionals I have had the pleasure to teach, my mantra has remained “Inch by inch, it’s a cinch.”
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Praise for the Book
“I’m a HIIT convert, and this book is like a toolbox to the program. It gives you everything you need to know to get in shape and stay in shape. I also like that in addition to exercises, it explains why HIIT works, what goes on inside your body when you follow the author’s plan. The writing is easy to follow and the author really knows his stuff. This was a good find.” ~ Simon
HIIT Your Limit: High-Intensity Interval Training for Fat Loss, Cardio, and Full Body Health is quite an informative read. I have to admit that at first, I assumed this book would not be a book for someone like me. However, that quickly changed as I began to read. It is easy to read and not overwhelming with information. […] I honestly believe HIIT Your Limit is a must have. I am now exited to start a new journey in my life and use workouts..” ~ Amy C
“What sets this book apart from other weight loss/fitness books is this. This book focuses on total body health and lifestyle changes. It sets out very flexible goals, answers many commonly-asked questions, and really considers the entire experience of becoming healthy. While regimented diets are sometimes necessary, as most of us know, we eventually will rebel and possibly go back to our old habits if we're not careful. This book makes the entire process simple, fun, and creative.” ~ Ruth A. Hill
“HIIT Your Limit offers an exercise program that everyone can adapt to his/her own lifestyle and limits. Dr Kravitz explains how each person can determine his/her own limit and how much time in exercise will best benefit each person. […] As one who has tried almost every diet/exercise program, I feel this one will bring success!” ~ LAWonder10
HIIT Your Limit contains a lot of information that I already knew as well as some new helpful information. I learned a lot about HIIT. This is a good book for everyone whether they want to lose weight or improve their health.” ~ DawnH

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.


By Lynda Dickson
In HIIT Your Limit, the author begins by explaining the importance of exercise: “… the pursuit of optimal fitness triggers the development of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, healthy eating patterns, and positive behaviors that spur you to function and perform at your best.” And, good news for everyone, it’s never too late to start: “At any point in your life, you can make lifestyle decisions that noticeably impact your well-being. You are the one who can take the first step to improve your health and promote your wellness through exercise.” The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, which can be accumulated over multiple shorter sessions of at least 10 minutes. That is where the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) programs presented in this book come in. The author’s mantra of “Inch by inch, it’s a cinch” summarises his philosophy. This “small steps” approach leads to “gratifying, successful outcomes that you can sustain”, something that’s important in any exercise program.
This book is well-organized, informative, and easy to read and includes lists, photographs, and tables. Section 1 covers the health benefits of exercise and an introduction to HIIT training. The author explains the physiological aspects of exercise and weight loss in a clear and accessible manner. Section 2 provides weight loss strategies. The author presents different weight loss methods and emphasizes that different methods will suit different people. Section 3 presents HIIT workouts for all fitness levels that can be adjusted from 10 minutes to 20 minutes so that they can fit into anyone’s lifestyle. Section 4 lists 100 ways to cut calories in your daily life. Throughout, the author provides supporting evidence from scientific, medical, and fitness journals, all of which are fully referenced at the back of the book.
A must-read for anyone looking to kick start a sustainable health and fitness routine.

About the Author
Dr. Len KravitzDr. Len Kravitz has thirty-six years of experience as a researcher, writer, and speaker on fitness and is the coordinator of exercise science at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Anybody’s Guide to Total Fitness (now in its eleventh edition with nearly 100,000 copies sold) and Essentials of Eccentric Training, he has published more than 300 articles in dozens of health and fitness publications, and he regularly travels the country as a speaker on fitness and health. Among other awards, he was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Dr. Kravitz lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win one of five hard copies of HIIT Your Limit by Dr. Len Kravitz (US only).

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