Interval training is usually associated with all-out, gut busting effort, but it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. In fact, we probably engage in interval training more often than we recognize such as walking up a flight of stairs or hurry across a street to get to the corner. Another means of achieving an interval effect is to keep rest periods to a minimum while strength training (that’s how we do it) to get the best of both worlds. In this quick clip, leading authority on interval training, Dr. Martin Gibala talks about walking and intervals.
Dr. Martin Gibala of McMaster University in Canada has been a big proponent of high intensity intervals for some time now. He recently released a new book entitled “The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter” which explains in detail the many benefits to exercising briefly and intensely. He and his staff have performed numerous research projects over the years with great results and recently they have expanded their works to offering significant findings in how effective something as simple as stair-climbing can be. Could it get any more convenient than this?