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sysadmin June 6th, 2005 09:10

Keeping fit may only take minutes
[BBC] Canada's McMaster University found just six minutes of intense exercise a week could be as effective as six hours of moderate activity.

The Journal of Applied Physiology study showed short bursts of very intense exercise improved muscle capacity, and improved endurance.


Six sessions of sprint interval training increases muscle oxidative potential and cycle endurance capacity in humans. Kirsten A. Burgomaster,1 Scott C. Hughes,1 George J. F. Heigenhauser,2 Suzanne N. Bradwell,1 and Martin J. Gibala1 1Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Department of Kinesiology, and 2Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

J Appl Physiol 98: 1985-1990, 2005. PMID: 15705728

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