Efficient exercise

April 27th, 2016 at 11:51:29 AM permalink
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So if you can get the same benefits of recommended exercise with a significant reduction in time commitment would you think that is a good deal?

This university in Canada tried to find the least amount of interval training that would do that.


The McMaster team has previously shown that the SIT protocol, which involved three 20-second 'all-out' cycle sprints, was effective for boosting fitness. The workout totaled just 10 minutes, including a 2-minute warm-up and 3-minute cool down, and two minutes of easy cycling for recovery between the hard sprints.
The new study compared the SIT protocol with a group who performed 45 minutes of continuous cycling at a moderate pace, plus the same warm-up and cool down. After 12 weeks of training, the results were remarkably similar, even though the MICT protocol involved five times as much exercise and a five-fold greater time commitment.

Of course if you're going sprint all-out, you should be aware of whether you are healthy enough to not kill yourself doing it.

Where dummies go one they go all