Efficient exercise

April 27th, 2016 at 11:51:29 AM permalink
rxwine
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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.

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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.

http://www.sciencecodex.com/no_time_to_get_fit_think_again_just_1_minute_of_intense_exercise_produces_health_benefits-181155
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