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About the Course

Renowned exercise physiologists Martin Gibala and Stuart Phillips of McMaster University teach the surprising new science of cardio fitness and strength-building—and then provide you with hacks to get fit and strong (and healthy!) in less time than you ever thought possible. What’s the right mix of exercise between cardio and strength? How do you know if you’re working out hard enough? What’s better, heavy or light weights? These questions and more are addressed through a course designed to provide even the most inexperienced of exercisers the tools you need to design time-efficient workouts that can be done virtually anywhere, from your own home to a city park or even at your workplace. Marty and Stu are good friends and colleagues who just happen to be two of the world’s most passionate scholars in the science of fitness. They aim to entertain you while they’re describing the relationship between exercise and health. Marty is a pioneer in the field of interval training, the technique of varying your workout intensity to get fit faster than anyone ever thought possible. Stu’s studies proved that lifting lighter weights can be a highly effective strength-building technique—plus he’s a leading expert in dietary protein and muscle. In Hacking Exercise for Health, you’ll follow Marty and Stu as they teach you the basics about the way your body boosts its fitness and strength. Next, they’ll apply that theory, providing you with a series of do-anywhere workouts and, most importantly, teaching you what you need to know to design your own sessions. Filled with inspirational practical tips, fun quizzes, interactive community participation and assignments designed to help you remember your lessons, Hacking Exercise for Health will give you the tools and techniques to incorporate exercise into your life, no matter how busy you are....

Top reviews


Nov 29, 2020

Great Course, I really enjoyed this journey of four weeks, but still, I would like to have a suggestion regarding the food structure that I need to follow to achieve a maximum of my desired output.


Nov 26, 2019

I found the information very useful and enlightening. Even if I have been exercising continually for a very long time, you can always learn new things to improve or be more productive.

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By marcus

Dec 8, 2020

Really great information and the instruction videos were entertaining as well!

By Ceres P d O C

Sep 16, 2020

Really cool course, with lots of usefull and cientifically based informations

By Julia S

Jun 7, 2020

Loved this course! Information very easy to digest and I found it fun as well

By Gilberto V

May 6, 2021

Excellent instruction, clearly communicated concepts, and high-quality video

By Lorena o a

Oct 24, 2020

simple, claro y concreto. fácil para entender sobre lo básico del ejercicio

By Marc

Nov 10, 2019

Excellent course! Thank you! All the basics you need to know and even more.

By Adolfo A V

Feb 17, 2021

excelente curso aprendí muchas cosas sobre el ejercicios y sus beneficios.

By Maria S B P

Nov 15, 2020

Course was fun to watch, follow along, easily understood, and interactive.

By Per E O

Aug 7, 2020

Energetic instructors and lots of exciting knowledge about exercise.

By Sherlyn C

Nov 11, 2020

Informative and fun. Headphone warning for the opening title music.


Jul 7, 2020

Good course please add some more exercises that can be done at home

By Hussen A D ٢

Sep 3, 2020

Amazing way to explain! Using active learning so you keep Alerted.

By Bill W

Apr 29, 2020

This fills in the gaps and updates dated"conventional " knowledge

By Andrej P

Apr 6, 2021

What a great chemistry, it was a pleasure listening to you two!

By Cliff D

Oct 23, 2019

Very interesting. Anything to reduce my time on a treadmill !!

By Marie

Feb 3, 2021

Fun and humor did help keep the subjects of science less dry.

By Kaique S M

Jan 20, 2021

The course offers a great content, always with good evidence.

By Fatimatuz Z

Sep 18, 2020

Amazing course that provided interesting hacks to follow.

By Soren G

Aug 5, 2021

Excellent short course to get you started with exercise

By randall c

Dec 29, 2020

Very Informative and give the information in a fun way!

By Mariama D

Dec 15, 2020

Really easy to follow and great energy from the profs!

By aula s

Dec 28, 2019

Thank you very much, I have benefited from this course

By Ian K

Apr 24, 2020

A solid refresher having done my degree some time ago

By Devan

Oct 10, 2020

I learned many things . the course is really great.

By Concesia R

Sep 10, 2020

All concepts were Very well and clearly explained.