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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008 Apr;36(2):58-63. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318168ec1f.

Metabolic adaptations to short-term high-intensity interval training: a little pain for a lot of gain?

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  • 1Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. gibalam@mcmaster.ca

Abstract

High-intensity interval training (HIT) is a potent time-efficient strategy to induce numerous metabolic adaptations usually associated with traditional endurance training. As little as six sessions of HIT over 2 wk or a total of only approximately 15 min of very intense exercise (approximately 600 kJ), can increase skeletal muscle oxidative capacity and endurance performance and alter metabolic control during aerobic-based exercise.

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