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?