HIIT vs. Endurance Training Study

12-week training intervention research

About this study:

You are invited to take part in a 12-week exercise research study investigating the molecular changes that occur in your body after two types of exercise: high intensity interval training (HIIT) or endurance training.

We will look at your unique response to exercise, and your data will help us personalize prescriptions for exercise in the future.

To enroll in the study, you must:

Be between 18-55 years old

Currently engage in a sedentary lifestyle and are willing to increase your activity level

Be generally healthy

What will I be asked to do?

Participate in 3 exercise training sessions for 12 weeks

  • Exercise sessions involve short intense running intervals (HIIT) or continuous jogging (Endurance), lasting 20-40 minutes

Complete pre and post-study visits to Stanford Campus (1-2 hours) which include:

  • Treadmill exercise tests
  • Blood, urine, stool sampling
  • Strength test
  • Body composition scan
  • Optional muscle and fat biopsy

Wear remote sensors including a Fitbit to track activity, and glucose monitor for 10 days

Voluntary Participation

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. Your decision not to participate will not have any negative effect on you or your medical care. You can decide to participate now but withdraw your consent later and stop being in the study without any loss of benefits or medical care to which you are entitled.

Participants will receive an Amazon gift card after completion of the study.

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