Evidence in Favor of HIIT

Tabata’s team used stationary bicycles

I ran across this recent scientific review article on HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and thought you might be interested. Looks like it’s slated for publication in The Journal of Physiology.

I’m interested in HIIT as a means to achieve fitness in much less time than the 150 minutes a week of exercise recommended by various public health authorities.  I don’t like to exercise, so I’m searching for a program with substantial benefits at only 60-90 minutes a week!  Can I get a “Amen!”?

Why didn’t the authors at least mention the oft-cited and apparently pioneering work of Izumi Tabata et al from 1996?

Steve Parker, M.D.

References:

Gibala et al. Adaptations to low-volume, high-intensity interval training (preliminary draft). Journal of Physiology, doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.224725

Tabata, I., et al. Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and VO2max. Medicine and Science in Sports and Medicine, 1996 Oct;28(10):1327-30.

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