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Hiit vs continuous

M Wewege, R van den Berg, R E Ward, A Keech
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) for improvements in body composition in overweight and obese adults. METHODS: Trials comparing HIIT and MICT in overweight or obese participants aged 18-45 years were included. Direct measures (e.g. whole-body fat mass) and indirect measures (e.g. waist circumference) were examined. RESULTS: From 1,334 articles initially screened, 13 were included...
April 11, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Piryanka Motiani, Kirsi A Virtanen, Kumail K Motiani, Joonas J Eskelinen, Roeland J Middelbeek, Laurie J Goodyear, Anna M Savolainen, Jukka Kemppainen, Jørgen Jensen, Mueez U Din, Virva Saunavaara, Riitta Parkkola, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Juhani Knuuti, Pirjo Nuutila, Kari K Kalliokoski, Jarna C Hannukainen
AIMS: Little is known about the effects of exercise training on brown adipose tissue (BAT) metabolism in humans. We tested the hypothesis that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) improve BAT insulin sensitivity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy middle-aged men (n = 18, age 47 [CI: 49, 43] years, BMI 25.3 [CI: 24.1-26.3] kg · m(-2) , VO2peak 34.8[CI: 32.1, 37.4] ml · kg(-1)  · min(-1) ) were recruited and randomized into six HIIT or MICT sessions within two weeks...
March 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Vivien Chavanelle, Nathalie Boisseau, Yolanda F Otero, Lydie Combaret, Dominique Dardevet, Christophe Montaurier, Geoffrey Delcros, Sébastien L Peltier, Pascal Sirvent
Physical activity is known as an effective strategy for prevention and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. The aim of this work was to compare the effects of a traditional Moderate Intensity Continuous Training (MICT) with a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on glucose metabolism and mitochondrial function in diabetic mice. Diabetic db/db male mice (N = 25) aged 6 weeks were subdivided into MICT, HIIT or control (CON) group. Animals in the training groups ran on a treadmill 5 days/week during 10 weeks...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
Jeung-Ki Yoo, Michelle M Pinto, Han-Kyul Kim, Chueh-Lung Hwang, Jisok Lim, Eileen M Handberg, Demetra D Christou
There is growing evidence of sex differences in the chronic effect of aerobic exercise on endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation; FMD) in older adults, but whether there are sex differences also in the acute effect of aerobic exercise on FMD in older adults is unknown. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that sex modulates the FMD response to acute aerobic exercise in older adults. Thirteen older men and fifteen postmenopausal women (67±1 vs. 65±2years, means±SE, P=0.6), non-smokers, free of major clinical disease, participated in this randomized crossover study...
May 2017: Experimental Gerontology
T J O'Leary, J Collett, K Howells, M G Morris
High-intensity exercise induces significant central and peripheral fatigue; however, the effect of endurance training on these mechanisms of fatigue is poorly understood. We compared the effect of cycling endurance training of disparate intensities on high-intensity exercise endurance capacity and the associated limiting central and peripheral fatigue mechanisms. Twenty adults were randomly assigned to 6 weeks of either high-intensity interval training (HIIT, 6-8×5 minutes at halfway between lactate threshold and maximal oxygen uptake [50%Δ]) or volume-matched moderate-intensity continuous training (CONT, ~60-80 minutes at 90% lactate threshold)...
February 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Felix Morales-Palomo, Miguel Ramirez-Jimenez, Juan Fernando Ortega, Jesus Garcia Pallares, Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez
PURPOSE: The health benefits of a training program are largely influenced by the exercise dose and intensity. We sought to determine whether during a training bout of continuous versus interval exercise the workload needs to be reduced to maintain the prescribed target heart rate (HR). METHODS: Fourteen obese (31 ± 4 kg·m) middle-age (57 ± 8 yr) individuals with metabolic syndrome, underwent two exercise training bouts matched by energy expenditure (i.e., 70 ± 5 min of continuous exercise [CE] or 45 min of interval exercise, high-intensity interval training [HIIT])...
March 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Mary Beth Brown, Evandro Neves, Gary Marshall Long, Jeremy Bryce Graber, Brett Alexandria Gladish, Andrew Wiseman, Matthew Owens, Amanda Jo Fisher, Robert Gray Presson, Irina Petrache, Jeffrey A Kline, Tim Lahm
BACKGROUND: Exercise is beneficial in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), although studies to date indicate little effect on the elevated pulmonary pressures or maladaptive RV hypertrophy associated with the disease. For chronic LV failure, high intensity interval training (HIIT) promotes greater endothelial stimulation and superior benefit than customary continuous exercise training (CExT); however, HIIT has not been tested for PAH. Therefore, here we investigated acute and chronic responses to HIIT vs...
October 26, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Syed R Hussain, Andrea Macaluso, Stephen J Pearson
Moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) has long been considered the most effective exercise treatment modality for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but more recently high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been viewed as a potential alternative to MICT in accruing such benefits. HIIT was initially found to induce significant improvements in numerous physiological and health-related indices, to a similar if not superior extent to MICT. Since then, many studies have attempted to explore the potential clinical utility of HIIT, relative to MICT, with respect to treating numerous cardiovascular conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, and hypertension...
November 2016: Cardiology in Review
Martin J MacInnis, Evelyn Zacharewicz, Brian J Martin, Maria E Haikalis, Lauren E Skelly, Mark A Tarnopolsky, Robyn M Murphy, Martin J Gibala
KEY POINTS: A classic unresolved issue in human integrative physiology involves the role of exercise intensity, duration and volume in regulating skeletal muscle adaptations to training. We employed counterweighted single-leg cycling as a unique within-subject model to investigate the role of exercise intensity in promoting training-induced increases in skeletal muscle mitochondrial content. Six sessions of high-intensity interval training performed over 2 weeks elicited greater increases in citrate synthase maximal activity and mitochondrial respiration compared to moderate-intensity continuous training matched for total work and session duration...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Physiology
Brandon J Sawyer, Wesley J Tucker, Dharini M Bhammar, Justin R Ryder, Karen L Sweazea, Glenn A Gaesser
We hypothesized that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) would be more effective than moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) at improving endothelial function and maximum oxygen uptake (V̇o2 max) in obese adults. Eighteen participants [35.1 ± 8.1 (SD) yr; body mass index = 36.0 ± 5.0 kg/m(2)] were randomized to 8 wk (3 sessions/wk) of either HIIT [10 × 1 min, 90-95% maximum heart rate (HRmax), 1-min active recovery] or MICT (30 min, 70-75% HRmax). Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) increased after HIIT (5...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Carolina X Sandler, Andrew R Lloyd, Benjamin K Barry
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to determine whether the typical exacerbation of symptoms in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) after a bout of exercise differs between high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or continuous (CONT) aerobic exercise of the same duration and mechanical work. METHODS: Participants with specialist-diagnosed CFS performed two 20-min bouts of cycling in a randomized crossover study. The bouts were either moderate-intensity continuous (70% age-predicted HR maximum) or high-intensity interval exercise, separated by at least 2 wk...
October 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Benjamin C Skutnik, Joshua R Smith, Ariel M Johnson, Stephanie P Kurti, Craig A Harms
OBJECTIVES: Clinically pre-hypertensive adults are at a greater risk of developing hypertension, stiffened arteries, and other cardiovascular risks. Endurance exercise training has been shown to improve elevated resting blood pressure and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. However, a primary barrier preventing individuals from engaging in regular physical activity is a lack of time. The purpose of our study was to determine if a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) protocol would be as effective as continuous aerobic endurance training (ET) on resting blood pressure in pre-hypertensive participants...
2016: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Emily Robinson, Cody Durrer, Svetlana Simtchouk, Mary E Jung, Jessica E Bourne, Elizabeth Voth, Jonathan P Little
Exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects in obesity, but the optimal type and intensity of exercise are not clear. This study compared short-term high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) in terms of improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness, markers of inflammation, and glucose control in previously inactive adults at elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Thirty-nine inactive, overweight/obese adults (32 women) were randomly assigned to 10 sessions over 2 wk of progressive HIIT (n = 20, four to ten 1-min sessions at ∼90% peak heart rate, 1-min rest periods) or MICT (n = 19, 20-50 min at ∼65% peak heart rate)...
September 1, 2015: Journal of Applied Physiology
Birinder S Cheema, Timothy B Davies, Matthew Stewart, Shona Papalia, Evan Atlantis
BACKGROUND: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) performed on exercise cycle or treadmill is considered safe and often more beneficial for fat loss and cardiometabolic health than moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT). The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a 12-week boxing training (HIIT) intervention compared with an equivalent dose of brisk walking (MICT) in obese adults. METHODS: Men and women with abdominal obesity and body mass index >25 kg/m(2) were randomized to either a boxing group or a brisk walking (control) group for 12 weeks...
2015: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Christian H Dall, Finn Gustafsson, Stefan B Christensen, Flemming Dela, Henning Langberg, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence in long-term treatment of heart transplant (HTx) recipients indicates effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on several parameters, including oxygen uptake, vascular function and psychological distress. In this study we compare the effect of HIIT vs continued moderate training (CON) on vascular function, biomarkers and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in HTx recipients. METHODS: A randomized, controlled crossover trial of stable HTx recipients >12 months after transplantation was done on patients with 12 weeks of HIIT or 12 weeks of CON, followed by a 5-month washout and crossover...
August 2015: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Sajad Ahmadizad, Alireza Salimi Avansar, Khosrow Ebrahim, Mohsen Avandi, Mansour Ghasemikaram
OBJECTIVES: Exercise training is an effective method of weight management, and knowing about its influence on the hormones involved in the regulation of food intake and inflammation could be useful for body weight management. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 6 weeks of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous exercise training (MCT) on nesfatin-1, interleukin (IL)-6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty sedentary overweight men (Mean±SD; age, 25±1 years) were divided into three (n=10) body mass index-matched groups...
March 2015: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
Wolfgang Kemmler, M Lell, M Scharf, L Fraunberger, S von Stengel
Introduction | The philosophy on how to improve cardiometabolic risk factors most efficiently by endurance exercise is still controversial. To determine the effect of high-intensity (interval) training (HI[I]T) vs. moderate-intensity continuous exercise (MICE) training on cardiometabolic risk factors we conducted a 16-week crossover randomized controlled trial. Methods | 81 healthy untrained middle aged men were randomly assigned to a HI(I)T-group and a control-group that started the MICE running program after their control status...
January 2015: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Siddhartha S Angadi, Farouk Mookadam, Chong D Lee, Wesley J Tucker, Mark J Haykowsky, Glenn A Gaesser
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Exercise training is an established adjuvant therapy in heart failure; however, the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in HFpEF are unknown. We compared the effects of HIIT vs. moderate-intensity aerobic continuous training (MI-ACT) on peak oxygen uptake (V̇o₂peak), left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, and endothelial function in patients with HFpEF. Nineteen patients with HFpEF (age 70 ± 8...
September 15, 2015: Journal of Applied Physiology
Brendon H Roxburgh, Paul B Nolan, Ryan M Weatherwax, Lance C Dalleck
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of either continuous moderate intensity exercise training (CMIET) alone vs. CMIET combined with a single weekly bout of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness. Twenty nine sedentary participants (36.3 ± 6.9 yrs) at moderate risk of cardiovascular disease were recruited for 12 weeks of exercise training on a treadmill and cycle ergometer. Participants were randomised into three groups: CMIET + HIIT (n = 7; 8-12 x 60 sec at 100% VO2max, 150 sec active recovery), CMIET (n = 6; 30 min at 45-60% oxygen consumption reserve (VO2R)) and a sedentary control group (n = 7)...
September 2014: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Jonathan M Peake, Sok Joo Tan, James F Markworth, James A Broadbent, Tina L Skinner, David Cameron-Smith
This study investigated the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) vs. work-matched moderate-intensity continuous exercise (MOD) on metabolism and counterregulatory stress hormones. In a randomized and counterbalanced order, 10 well-trained male cyclists and triathletes completed a HIIT session [81.6 ± 3.7% maximum oxygen consumption (V̇o2 max); 72.0 ± 3.2% peak power output; 792 ± 95 kJ] and a MOD session (66.7 ± 3.5% V̇o2 max; 48.5 ± 3.1% peak power output; 797 ± 95 kJ). Blood samples were collected before, immediately after, and 1 and 2 h postexercise...
October 1, 2014: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
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