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Introducing Martin Gibala PhD. Health Insights for our Community in Singapore and Beyond.

Updated: Apr 17

Martin Gibala Singapore

With the internet providing access to so many health experts and talking heads, we often get asked ‘who can be trusted, to watch or follow online, even to enjoy?’ The answer is not always obvious, as those in the media spotlight have their own area of expertise, biases, even their own unique style of presentation.

Whether you are part of our Singapore or global community, in this series of posts we present some of the key online health leaders whose media channels we enjoy.

Meet Martin Gibala PhD; exercise physiology scientist, cardio and HIIT training specialist.

A small disclaimer, we do not necessarily endorse or agree everything that our featured personalities nor their guests might say, but we do enjoy the general direction that they take. Please talk to your doctor, or medical practitioner most familiar with your medical history, before implementing any changes in diet, exercise or lifestyle, especially if you are under treatment.

Want to build up your strength and fitness, or already working on it? Prioritising your own self-care is the vital first step to improving your health and long-term wellbeing. Wherever you are in your journey to health, at The Whole Health Practice we work with you, to turn knowledge and intent into targeted and effective action.

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Martin Gibala PhD / One Minute Workout

Dr Gibala's research delves into the effects of exercise from the molecular to whole-body level in both healthy individuals and people with chronic diseases. In addition to conducting basic, mechanistic studies on the regulation of skeletal muscle energy metabolism, he leads applied research exploring how physical training and nutrition impact human health and performance. Scroll to bottom of page to see a selection of his studies.

Alongside his scientific pursuits, Dr Gibala is passionate about science communication and coauthored "The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter" (Penguin Random House, 2017) to convey insights on time-efficient exercise to the public. Through these endeavours, he strives to bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and practical applications for improving health and fitness.

See his YouTube here, although it is not as up-to-date as his more recent online interviews (below).

Martin Gibala Singapore

An interview with Dr. Rhonda Patrick...

Martin Gibala Singapore

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Recommended Introductions

If you want to learn more about strength training then you might find Dr Layne Norton or Dr Andy Galpin to be of interest.

Get moving with running Coach Parry, get mobile and improve your functional fitness Adam Sinicki and Ryan Hurst. For female focused exercise advice, meet Dr Stacy Sims. And don't forget to prioritise your sleep, with Dr. Matthew Walker.

Interested in plant-based performance? Then meet Simon Hill MSc BSc


Related Studies

Bostad W, Williams JS, Van Berkel EK, Richards DL, MacDonald MJ, Gibala MJ. Biological sex does not influence the peak cardiac output response to twelve weeks of sprint interval training. Sci Rep. 2023 Dec 27;13(1):22995. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-50016-4. PMID: 38151488; PMCID: PMC10752867.

Coates AM, Joyner MJ, Little JP, Jones AM, Gibala MJ. A Perspective on High-Intensity Interval Training for Performance and Health. Sports Med. 2023 Dec;53(Suppl 1):85-96. doi: 10.1007/s40279-023-01938-6. Epub 2023 Oct 7. PMID: 37804419; PMCID: PMC10721680.

Skelly LE, MacInnis MJ, Bostad W, McCarthy DG, Jenkins EM, Archila LR, Tarnopolsky MA, Gibala MJ. Human skeletal muscle mitochondrial responses to single-leg intermittent or continuous cycle exercise training matched for absolute intensity and total work. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2023 Jun;33(6):872-881. doi: 10.1111/sms.14332. Epub 2023 Feb 22. PMID: 36779702.

Gibala MJ, MacInnis MJ. Physiological basis of brief, intense interval training to enhance maximal oxygen uptake: a mini-review. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2022 Nov 1;323(5):C1410-C1416. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00143.2022. Epub 2022 Sep 19. PMID: 36121130.

Islam H, Gibala MJ, Little JP. Exercise Snacks: A Novel Strategy to Improve Cardiometabolic Health. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2022 Jan 1;50(1):31-37. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000275. PMID: 34669625.


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