August 13, 2012 · 1:05 AM
A “stationary” bicycle
Gretchen Reynolds is the Phys Ed blogger at the New York Times. She posted a five-minute demonstration of high intensity interval training on a stationary bicycle. It’s narrated by Martin Gibala of McMaster University.
No mention of Tabata’s pioneering work.
June 11, 2012 · 2:00 AM
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.
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.