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Discover Strength Podcast
Discover Strength Podcast
Episode 9: The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

In this week’s episode of “The Discover Strength Podcast” we are thrilled to be joined by Dr. Martin Gibala, PhD. from McMaster University in Canada.

Dr. Gibala is a Senior Professor of Kinesiology at McMaster, and one of the world’s foremost experts on High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.). His research starting in the early 2000’s has helped inspire and lead the way for numerous other authors to publish thousands of papers on the topic of Interval Training.

0:50 Episode sneak peak with Maria Hauger, Exercise Physiologist

3:38 Introduction to Dr. Martin Gibala

4:18 What was Dr. Gibala’s initial experience with High Intensity Interval Training?

6:40 Two McMaster studies and their results

13:02 What if I am too busy and can’t get any workouts in?

15:02 How can I incorporate my bike?

16:29 How do I understand my level of effort?

17:29 What are the health benefits of High Intensity Interval Training?

20:36 10 minute protocol, 1 minute workout

22:20 Study that compared the 10 minute protocol vs 150 minute protocol

24:33 How to put this type of training into action

27:06 If I am training for an event/race, how do I incorporate this into my training?

30:15 If this is effective for elite runners then….

30:57 How to avoid overtraining

32:49 Start slow!

33:45 What markers can we track on our “wearables”?

37:58 Episode Recap with Maria Hauger, Exercise Physiologist




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