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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 Aldrin T S

Jun 14, 2020

Its a nice course with good content. Thank you

By Efren C

Feb 16, 2020

Very informative course, I highly recommended


Oct 20, 2020

It was very dinamic and fun, many thanks!!!

By David M

Dec 31, 2021

Great Course 100% Everyone Should try this.

By Manjunath N

Nov 8, 2020

Awesome explanation by Mr. Marty and Mr.Stu

By Miguel R

Sep 29, 2019

Cutting-edge knowledge on exercise science.

By Nichole R

Jul 8, 2020

I loved this experience. 100% recommended!

By Azzeddine D

Jan 21, 2020

very interesting and professional courses

By D R

Jun 17, 2022

Great course. I enjoyed it very much!


By Louise C

Sep 22, 2020

Great summary of exercising for health.

By M B

May 25, 2022

G​reat class. I need to watch it again

By Kusay B

Dec 9, 2019

It was helpful thanks for your efforts

By Batuhan �

Nov 2, 2020

Çok eğlenceli ve faydalı bir kurstu !

By Nabiyev A

Nov 8, 2020

Спасибо вам учителя! Все было круто!

By Eva N D

Apr 13, 2020

Great content and amazing teachers!!


Oct 18, 2021

genial course.Thank you very much !

By Deleted A

Nov 27, 2020

Thanks for Instructors and Coursera

By Nora G

Sep 27, 2019

Great so far -- lots of good info!

By Scott L

Oct 19, 2020

fantastic coures very informative

By Katia G S

Jun 21, 2021

muy completo y fácil de entender

By Megha N

Apr 17, 2020

Excellent Module! Thank You Team

By Maxime Z

Oct 18, 2019

Great content ! Great show guys!

By Rishabh R

May 8, 2020

Excellent course about exercise

By Tsuen S

Feb 13, 2021

Excellent course. Thank you.

By Antonie J B

Jan 24, 2020

Fun and very informative !