Episode 56

Published on:

11th Jul 2023

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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