High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Health

Further Reading

Cocks, M., Shaw, C. S., Shepherd, S. O., Fisher, J. P., Ranasinghe, A. M., Barker, T. A., Tipton, K. D. and Wagenmakers, A. J. M. (2013) Sprint interval and endurance training are equally effective in increasing muscle microvascular density and eNOS content in sedentary males. Journal of Physiology. Vol. 591, No. 3: 641–656. [Online]. Available from: doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2012.239566. [full text]


Gibala, M. J., Little, J. P., Essen, M. Van, Wilkin, G. P., Burgomaster, K. A., Safdar, A., Raha, S. and Tarnopolsky, M. A. (2006) Short-term sprint interval versus traditional endurance training: similar initial adaptations in human skeletal muscle and exercise performance. Journal of Physiology. Vol. 575, No. 3: 901–911. [Online]. Available from: doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2006.112094.[full text]


Gibala, M. J., Little, J. P., Macdonald, M. J. and Hawley, J. A. (2012) Physiological adaptations to low-volume , high-intensity interval training in health and disease. Journal of Physiology. Vol. 5, No. March: 1077–1084. [Online]. Available from: doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2011.224725.[full text]


Gibala, M. J. and Mcgee, S. L. (2008) Metabolic Adaptations to Short-term High-Intensity Interval Training: A Little Pain for a Lot of Gain? Exercise and Sport Science Reviews. Vol. 36, No. 2: 58–63.[full text]