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Table 1 Details of the 4 wk. high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program

From: The gene SMART study: method, study design, and preliminary findings

Session Intensity (LT + % of∆) Number of intervals
1 LT + 40%∆ 8
2 LT + 40%∆ 9
3 LT + 40%∆ 10
4 LT + 50%∆ 10
5 LT + 50%∆ 12
6 LT + 50%∆ 11
7 LT + 60%∆ 11
8 LT + 60%∆ 12
9 LT + 60%∆ 14
10 LT + 70%∆ 11
11 LT + 70%∆ 9
12 LT + 70%∆ 6
  1. ∆ = peak aerobic power (Wpeak) – power at lactate threshold (LT); 1 interval consists of 2 min of exercise followed by 1 min of rest. There will also be a 5-min warm-up before each training session and a 5-min cool-down following each training session