Chatterbox #292 – Let’s get physical and talk about HIIT


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Have you ever heard of high intensity interval training? That’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it? Luckily, we usually just call this type of workout HIIT. It’s a training style that has recently gained a lot of popularity. In this Chatterbox episode, hosts Andrew and Anna explain the entire concept of HIIT and share their stories related to it.

Chatterbox is a Culips series where two native English speakers have a quick and natural conversation about interesting topics. This series is designed to be beneficial for intermediate and advanced English language learners.

Fun facts

Although HIIT has been gaining in popularity recently, the concept has been around for a long time. Famously, British athletics coach Peter Coe used the principles of HIIT to help train his son, Sebastian Coe, who would later go on to win several Olympic medals as a middle distance runners!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • A mouthful
  • Hard to pinpoint
  • To resonate with [someone]
  • To be beat
  • To be plausible
  • There’s a time and a place
  • To fall into place
  • To fall by the wayside

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
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