10-20-30 workout- Research flaws and Why there are no secret workouts.

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10-20-30 workout- Research flaws and Why there are no secret workouts.

Every once in a while a scientific studies simple concept crosses over the main stream and explodes in the exercise world.  A decade ago it was Billat’s famous 30/30 which consisted of 30sec at supramaximal speeds with 30sec jogging.  It was supposed to be the secret workout that improved VO2max and lactate threshold at the same time.  A fewyears ago it was the famed Tabata exercise protocol which consisted of a series of short sprints with short recovery that was the new magic workout that was supposed to improve aerobic and anaerobic abilities at the same time.
There is about to be a new secret workout.  It’s called the 10-20-30.  It’s short, has a catchy name, and showed up in a recent research article in the Journal of Applied Physiology. 

The magic workout showed an increase in VO2max, 5k performance, and 1500m performance while reducing training by half!  What more could you ask for in America?  Quicker results with half as much training time and volume.
So what’s the problem?
The Actual workout:
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