So once again there is a flurry of interest in the media about the benefits of high intensity interval training. Especially as there's been a study showing it's particularly beneficial to older adults. A couple of years ago when I asked my physiotherapist about this she said it would be a bad idea for me. In fact I can't really imagine doing it. But the benefits seem so certain and impossible to get any other way. Do any of you do high intensity interval training, and if so, how has it been? Have you injured yourself? And is there any way to do it without having to use gym equipment?
Here's one account of how the study went: