Link to Evidence in Favor of HIIT

Tabata's team used stationary bicycles

I ran across this recent scientific review article on HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and thought you might be interested. Looks like it’s slated for publication in The Journal of Physiology.

I’m interested in HIIT as a means to achieve fitness in much less time than the 150 minutes a week of exercise recommended by various public health authorities.

Why didn’t the authors at least mention the oft-cited and apparently pioneering work of Izumi Tabata et al from 1996?

Steve Parker, M.D.


Gibala et al. Adaptations to low-volume, high-intensity interval training (preliminary draft). Journal of Physiology, doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.224725

Tabata, I., et al. Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and VO2max. Medicine and Science in Sports and Medicine, 1996 Oct;28(10):1327-30.

One response to “Link to Evidence in Favor of HIIT

  1. Thanks for the link. The blog SuppVersity has had a lot of great HIIT links, with some of them showing its usefulness even in non-healthy folks (cardiac patients and the obese).

    I’ve been including it in my efforts despite having mobility and weight issues (I do 3x20seconds, 3x a week in the pool). I think it’s a nice option for the sprinting component of Mark Sisson’s fitness recommendations.