132: Dr. Martin Gibala - Working Out for Busy People: Getting More Done in Less Time


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Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Martin studies the integrative physiology of exercise from the molecular up to whole body level, including the impact of training and nutrition on human health and performance.

Gibala’s research on the physiological adaptations to interval training has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, the results of which have been featured by outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Vox, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and Conan. He is the author of a bestselling book, The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter.

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This was a fascinating podcast conversation for me. I geek out on this stuff, because I've been doing different versions of interval training for decades. It was fantastic to talk to someone who spends his life studying the effectiveness of interval training, to get his specific perspective and recommendations (of which this interval is full of!) Martin is incredibly personable, sharing stories from his life and lab, and puts things into very easy to understand perspective about training effectiveness. It also had the bonus effect for me of motivating me to get out and do some intervals on days when I only have 15-20 minutes.

Check out the convo - I know you'll be glad that you did!

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