743 : Say When! When More Intensity Isn't Better!

Time Block O - Saturday, 4:00-5:30pm

Session Format : Lecture

by Mark Kelly, PhD

12 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: CA16-S743


The hot trend in fitness has been to deliver mega-hard (HIIT) workouts that leave you drained. While this 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. Mark will introduce how dose-response and dose-recovery curves apply to exercise. Then we’ll explore the research on overtraining and learn when to tell your clients to back off the accelerator. Practical recovery methods and dose assessment will also be covered.

About the Author

Mark Kelly, PhD

Mark Kelly, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

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.