The hot trend in the fitness world is to deliver really hard workouts via a HIIT workout or some mega-session that leaves you drained. While this “no pain, no gain” mentality may seem logical, especially in the short term, research is showing more negative effects than positive from high doses of exercise, especially high intensity exercise. This session will introduce the “exercise is medicine” concept, and how dose-response, and dose-recovery curves apply to exercise as well. Then we’ll explore the research on overtraining syndrome and learn when to tell your clients to back off the accelerator. Practical recovery methods and how to assess dose will be demonstrated as well.
Mark P. Kelly, PhD, CSCS, has been involved in the fitness business for 30 years as a teacher in universities and colleges, and as a corporate wellness director, trainer, group (boot camp) owner and instructor. A nationally ranked duathlete and competitive runner, he currently teaches exercise physiology at California State University, Fullerton. His company, Principle-Centered Health, specializes in assessments and corporate wellness. ... read more.