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Dr. Jamie Burr

Exercise physiology researcher Dr. Jamie Burr discussed with The New York Times HIIT workouts – high-intensity interval training — and why they lack some of the benefits of traditional workouts.

Burr’s research team recently found that moderate-intensity exercises lowers body fat and improves blood pressure better than a HIIT program.

He noted to NYT that HIIT programs are difficult to maintain long term.

“It is neither practical nor advisable to be doing HIIT on a daily basis,” he said.

A professor in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, he investigates fitness training methods and interventions that can lead to performance improvement.