05 May '16, 12pm

Can sprint training take the place of longer, more moderate exercise?

Can sprint training take the place of longer, more moderate exercise?

If you were reading a health or medical journal, you might suspect the acronym SIT had something to do with obesity and sedentary lifestyles. It doesn’t, at least not directly. SIT stands for “Sprint Interval Training,” and it’s become a hot topic in discussions of efficient exercise and healthier lifestyles. Interest in SIT reached a new high this week with publication of the latest study by Martin Gibala, Ph.D ., an expert in muscle metabolism, and colleagues from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. The new paper received additional coverage in the New York Times . Gibala has been at the forefront of SIT investigations for the last decade. (SIT is also known as High Intensity Training, HIT, and High Intensity Interval Training, HIIT.) His new paper, published by PLOS One , has a says-it-all title: “Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiome...

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