6 weeks of intense SIT improved the structure and function of arteries as much as traditional and longer endurance exercise with larger time commitment.
The bottom line?
The authors’ emphasize the more pain for gain perspective. “SIT is a time-efficient strategy to elicit improvements in peripheral vascular structure and function that are comparable to ET”.
OK for athletes or the young, maybe.
For me, I like the less pain, equal gain perspective. Just add a little fish oil. Voila! You have a sensible exercise program for the rest of us.
John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.