26. Aug


Podcast with Dr.Abbie Smith-Ryan

Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS, CISSN is an assistant professor at the Department of Exercise and Sport Science University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  

Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate degree from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) in Health and Exercise Science, and she completed her graduate work in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK; MA and PhD), where she served as the coordinator of the Metabolic and Body Composition Laboratory.

Abbie’s research interests center around exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function in obese, elderly, and women.  She is an active researcher in the field of sport nutrition and exercise performance, in both young and old athletes.  Some of her primary work has focused on beta-alanine, creatine, and proteins/amino acids.  She is also interested in applied aspects of neuromuscular fatigue.

In this podcast, Abbie and I discussed high intensity interval training. Some of the things we discuss are:

1.What is HIIT? 

2.What are the advantages and disadvantages compared to LISS? 

3.In regards to fat loss, how big is the effect of HIIT  on EPOC? 

4.Is it a concern that the level of intensity in lab settings might not be converted in the real world? 

5.What about exercise enjoyment in regards to HIIT?




About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.