Paul Laursen on the Power and Pitfalls of HIIT
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Paul Laursen, PhD, MSc
Paul is an author, endurance coach, high-performance consultant and entrepreneur. He was formerly employed as the Physiology Manager for High Performance Sport New Zealand, and has retained his former joint role as Adjunct Professor of Exercise Physiology at Auckland University of Technology. The purpose of his role was to reside at the nexus between theory, research and application of sport science and physiology for high-performance sport. He has a broad area of research interests that include high-intensity interval training, heart rate variability, thermoregulation, health and artificial intelligence application to training. He has published over 125 refereed manuscripts in moderate-to-high impact exercise and sports science journals, with this work having been cited more than 8000 times. He has competed in 17 Ironman triathlon races and continues to train and prepare for future events.
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In This Episode
0:50 Intro and welcome Paul back to the show!
2:50 what is HIIT, and why is it simultaneously simple AND complex
6:30 Get more by doing less. Unique ways HIIT enhances your muscular and cardiovascular systems
16:00 Bringing all the experts and their experience together at HIITscience.com
17:15 Do the benefits of HIIT apply to non-elite athletes and health-focused individuals?
21:10 Time is precious – drastically reducing training hours by doing HIIT
24:45 The role of HIIT as one important tool in the holistic performance toolkit
28:00 Unpacking the variables and elements of HIIT
34:40 the 6 types of HIIT workouts
51:20 recap of HIIT weapons and types
1:07:00 wrap up and where to learn more