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The Science of High Intensity Interval Training | Martin Gibala PhD

Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor and the Faculty of Science Research Chair in Integrative Exercise Physiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. His research examines the mechanistic basis of exercise responses and the impacts on health and performance. Dr. Gibala’s laboratory is internationally recognized for studies on interval training. This work has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. Dr. Gibala’s science communication efforts include a bestselling book on the topic of time-efficient exercise, The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter. He also co-teaches a massive open online course, Hacking Exercise For Health. The surprising new science of fitness. Developed with McMaster colleagues, the course content can be accessed for free through the Coursera learning platform, and to date it has attracted over 60,000 learners.

In this episode we discuss:
– Is high intensity exercise just as good as longer workouts?
– The minimum amount of high intensity training for health benefits.
– How to individualize your exercise plan to optimize results.
– Do supplements really enhance fitness performance?

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16 thoughts on “The Science of High Intensity Interval Training | Martin Gibala PhD
  1. Yes!! First you hosted Ted Naiman, now Martin Gibala! The only guru of mine who you haven't interviewed (yet?) is Dr. Doug McGuff.

  2. I have heard of resistance toward HIIT from the trauma recovery sector. Those with C-PTSD can trigger nervous system trauma activation from HIIT because physiologically, the NS thinks that the HIIT symptoms (elevated HR, higher blood pressure, high respiratory rate) indicate a response to threat. This all assumes sprint style HIIT, and I'm glad they talked about moderate intensity interval training as a valid option for anyone, but certainly for trauma survivors.

  3. I first saw Gabrielle a few hours ago. She is fully aware of the sinister agenda involved in banning meat.

    WE ARE HERE! <<<<o>>>> [1Ti 4:1-5 KJV] 1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

  4. Blah blah blah blah blah blah
    You want to exercise, try working on a farm or cattle ranch and let's see how long you will last!

  5. What about the 4 x 4 interval program? Their position is that the work interval should last longer so that max stroke volume stays elevated for a longer period of time than short intervals. According to their research, this is the most effective way to increase VO2 max. Thoughts?

  6. Great video, very timely! sex differences ARE real, my husband and I are doing the same program he has made huge gains I'm plodding along with slow gains – he has a lower heart rate, takes longer steps, can lift more… I have to work harder just walking to keep up with him!

  7. I was wondering if 23andme could help with understanding what type of exercise one would benefit most. For example, I was definitely a sprinter and jumper when I was a teen and for the life of me, I was terrible at running long distance and despite being forced to get better I really never did! Now that I am in my late 50s I recently found out I have the ACTN3 ( CC) gene. Wound you then suggest that was the reason for my lack of response? As an aging adult then what would be the implication in the selection of exercises moving forward?

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