Individualizing high-intensity functional training (HIFT) for optimal fitness and health adaptations: exercise limitations and individualization with wearable technology

This project will bring together a motivated intern, an experienced researcher, and a nationally-ranked coach to solve a unique problem in the world of health and fitness. High-intensity functional training is a highly popular method of training, but is one that needs research on the physical and mental aspects to best design individualized training programs. With the addition of wearable technology during exercise, the research collaboration will identify the key aspects of the exercise training and the individuals who use it to optimize their adaptations to this training. The results of this work will help guide the programming for the partner organization, Synergy Strength, to assist their clients, and those across Canada using this methodology, in obtaining the best results possible.

Jacob McDougle
Faculty Supervisor: 
Scotty Butcher
Partner University: