In this episode, Dr. Bubbs talks to world-renowned researcher Dr. Martin Gibala PhD about high-intensity interval training - commonly referred to as HIIT - and its incredible effects on the body's response to exercise, fitness levels, fat-burning, heart health, blood sugar and insulin response. Dr. Gibala discusses his favourite HIIT workout, protocols for beginners and how exercise can support anti-aging and longevity. Dr. Gibala also dispels common myths around high-intensity training and touches on the mental aspect of HIIT.
HIIT "Lay-Ups" From This Episode (simple, easy, actionable items)
1) HIIT training improves aerobic fitness as well as tradtional cardio in much less time.
2) Intensity of your exercise is MORE important than duration.
3) Where to start? Interval walking - 1 minute "quicker" pace + 1 minute "casual" pace, repeat for 5-10 intervals.
HIIT "Performance Hacks" In This Episode
1) One-Minute Workout - 2 minutes warm-up + 20s. all out "full-intensity" effort + 2 min rest (repeat 3x) + cool down for 2-3 minutes.
2) Windgate Classic - 2 minute w/up + 30s. all out "full-intensity" effort + 4.5 min rest (repeat 5x) + cool down 2/3 minutes.
3) The Gibala Workout - 5 min. intense effort @ 250 Watts with 1 min rest (repeat 5x) = 30 minute workout
"The Prof's Basic Grind" - fresh ground, regular mug-size, filter-brewed with cream (never milk) and one sugar
About Dr. Martin Gibala
Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor and chair of McMaster’s Department of Kinesiology. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. Dr. Gibala has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, the results of which have been featured by outlets including The New York Times, CNN and TIME. His first book, “The One-Minute Workout”, which focuses on the science of time-efficient exercise, was recently published by Penguin Random House.Dr. Gibala has received three awards for teaching excellence at McMaster as well as the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision.