The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

By Elliot Fisher MS, ATC, CSCS, PES Cardiovascular exercise is important for both sport performance and health.  High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a method that has some greater advantages than traditional steady state cardiovascular work.  HIIT uses a high intensity effort, around 90% effort or maximal effort, with intervals of lower effort to facilitate […]

Considerations on Concurrent Resistance and Endurance Training

By Elliot Fisher MS, ATC, CSCS, PES To be more physically fit, it is important to become bigger, faster, and stronger.  This is important for general health, as well as athletic performance.  To do this, both resistance training and endurance training are used.  There is evidence that concurrently training with both resistance and endurance exercise […]

Ensuring Progress

By Elliot Fisher MS, ATC, CSCS, PES It takes a lot of work to get better at something.  As you get better, it becomes more and more difficult to keep improving.  The same is true with exercise.  When trying to improve fitness, progressive overload must occur in order to continue making adaptations.  Progressive overload refers […]