Exercise Physiology and HIIT Training

Many people ask us how about exercise physiology and HIIT training. Exercise physiology is the perfect complement for workouts like F45, CrossFit, and other HIIT training programs. Think of it as cross-training for your exercise technique!

Exercise physiologists are well trained in movement science and technique, injury prevention, and program planning. And we are big believers in a team approach, working with you (and your coach) to help you level up. Even a session or two a month can give you a big boost. 

So, what are the benefits of exercise physiology and HIIT training?

Exercise physiology improves your exercise technique

Exercise physiologists (EPs) have an eye for the finer points of exercise technique. We look at movement A LOT. And because we aren’t worried  about getting you through a workout, we can focus on the small stuff.

The goal is maximal power with minimal effort. To get this, we want symmetrical and balanced movement, with smooth transitions. It’s tough to be objective about yourself though. Many people think they are spot on when they need a little shift or tweak. Your EP can pinpoint your weak points, and solve them. It’s the step that takes you from “I can do this” to “I can do this and it feels good“.

Exercise physiology decreases injury risk

Poor exercise technique increases stress on joints, ligaments, and other structures that aren’t designed for heavy load. Because our technique “faults” are often very subtle, we don’t usually realise that things aren’t quite right during a single workout. Our bodies are pretty resilient, and can usually handle “too much” stress if it’s for a very short period of time. That is, we can recover from very high stresses without a problem, as long as we have the time to recover and the stress isn’t consistent.

High volume training usually means you’re exposed to that stress frequently though. Coupled with shorter recovery periods, this is a recipe for overuse injury. But spot-on technique allows you to train hard and frequently without undue stress. Basically, you become injury-proof.

Exercise physiology maximises training efficiency

Keeping your technique on point means less time on prehab and rehab exercises, and more time getting in your reps and rounds. This in turn means more calories burned, more kilometres done, and more weight lifted. Your exercise physiologist can also help you plan your recovery activities so that you make the most of your time between workouts. This keeps you training hard, and training well, so that you can put the effort in when it really matters.

If you are wanting to maximise your training results, it may be time to consider seeing an exercise physiologist. Exercise physiology and HIIT training go hand-in-hand to helping you achieve your fitness goals. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CallEmailBook OnlineDirections
[gravityform id="connect@urbanwell.com.au" title="false" description="false"]