Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science - Kinesiology


Kinesiology and Health Science

First Advisor

James Rowe Ph.D

Second Advisor

Malcolm T. Whitehead Ph.D

Third Advisor

Dustin Joubert Ph.D

Fourth Advisor

Sarah Drake M.S.


The purpose of this study was to see if exercise in the form of Tabata or Sprinting would lower postprandial lipemia and glycemia. Tabata was composed of body-weight exercises. Both Tabata and Sprinting consisted of 5 rounds with each round lasting 4 minutes and included movements performed for 20 seconds followed by 10sec of rest. Following the completion of each round, participants received a 60 second break. Both exercise sessions were isocaloric and lasted 25min. Thirty minutes following exercise, participants were given a 75g-oral glucose solution and a high-fat meal two hours following exercise. The postprandial assessment lasted 6 hours. Results of the study showed no significant differences in the TG or glucose concentration compared to rest. There was a significant difference between the total area under the curve for glucose when comparing Tabata to Sprinting (p=.045). In conclusion, high-intensity interval exercise has no effect on postprandial lipemia or glycemia.

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