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Table 1 Intensity and work/recovery characteristics for the 14-week HIIT exercise intervention which was performed three times per week by previously-sedentary overweight/obese AA women in this study

From: Feasibility of a progressive protocol of high-intensity interval training for overweight/obese, sedentary African American women: a retrospective analysis

Week Intensity
(% HRR)
Work Interval
(s)
Recovery Interval
(s)
Work/Recovery Ratio
Stage 1
 1 75 30 210 1.0/7.0
 2 75 45 195 1.0/4.3
 3 75 60 180 1.0/3.0
Stage 2
 4 80 60 180 1.0/3.0
 5 80 60 180 1.0/3.0
Stage 3
 6 85 60 180 1.0/3.0
 7 85 60 180 1.0/3.0
Stage 4
 8 90 60 180 1.0/3.0
 9 90 60 180 1.0/3.0
 10 90 60 180  
 11 90 60 180 1.0/3.0
 12 90 60 180 1.0/3.0
 13 90 60 180 1.0/3.0
 14 90 60 180 1.0/3.0