Spot reduction refers to the concept of reducing fat in specific area of the body through exercise. Spot reduction claims have been around a very long time...and have remained popular despite the lack of results. It seems like it should work, right? But then, it seems like the earth is flat. ("Look! There's the edge!") So why is there still so much confusion about this?
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been a hot fitness topic for a while now. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of short bursts of training at high intensity. This makes for catchy headlines and appealing claims for quick workouts and reduced training times (a few minutes a week?) but one reality that often gets lost in the hype is the relationship between rest and intensity.