Episode 76

Time-Efficient Exercise with Martin Gibala


November 10th, 2021

1 hr 8 mins 14 secs

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About this Episode

Have you ever wondered what interval training constitutes? In this episode, Professor Martin Gibala provides valuable commentary on this form of exercise, including lessons learned from research and its impact on health and wellbeing.

Martin Gibala is a Professor of Kinesiology and Faculty of Science Research Chair at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. His research examines the integrative physiology of exercise at the molecular to whole body level in both healthy individuals and those with chronic disease. He has co-authored a bestselling book on the science of time-efficient exercise, The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter (Penguin Random House, 2017).

If you are unsure about intermittent exercise or have any reservations about high intensity interval training, the information provided in this episode may answer questions, alleviate concerns, and even have you incorporating in this accessible form of exercise into your weekly schedule.

*Highlights *

  • An introduction to interval training (4:10)
  • The benefits of interval training (13:00)
  • Risks associated with high intensity exercise (23:30)
  • Green zone training (26:00)
  • Exercise for body composition, muscle mass and mood (32:00)
  • About exercise snacks (38:00)
  • Cardio fitness is achievable (48:00)
  • Does the time of day matter? (57:30)
  • The One-Minute Workout (62:00)

Useful links

Martin Gibala’s website: https://martingibala.com/

Martin Gibala’s book, The One-Minute Workout: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/533236/the-one-minute-workout-by-martin-gibala-with-christopher-shulgan/9780399183669/