This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

High intensity workouts (HIT) are the number-one fitness trend worldwide, comprising short intervals of exercise at a very high intensity, interspersed with periods of recovery or rest. And despite its lower energy and time commitment, HIT workouts are actually quite good at improving our aerobic fitness.

So how do they stack up against more traditional exercise regimes? We find out in this week’s episode of TCTV.

This video is a co-production between SBS World News and The Conversation.

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Nigel Stepto receives funding from NHMRC. He is affiliated with and accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia.

Chris Shaw has received funding from BUPA Foundation UK and the Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust. He is a member of the PCOS alliance, European College of Sports Science and the American Physiological Society. He is also an accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise & Sports Science Australia.

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