THE EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT TRAINING STIMULI FOR INDUCING AND MAINTAINING ADAPTATIONS DURING EXERCISE

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Authors
  1. Green, H.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Waterloo Univ, Waterloo ONT (CAN) Dept of Kinesiology
Abstract
Adaptations to only a few days of intense physical training have recently been reported to be similar to those associated with more traditional training programs lasting several weeks. The purpose of the research carried out for this investigation was: 1) to examine the role of intensity and duration of daily exercise in modifying the adaptations previously noted to occur with short term training; and 2) to examine the frequency of training necessary to maintain the adaptations once required. Subjects trained for 10 days, 30 or 60 min per training session, and at varying intensities. There was a pronounced improvement in work performance after training and the duration or intensity of training was not an important factor in influencing the extent of the improvement. It was also found that very little effort is required to maintain the training-induced adaptations for two weeks after stopping training. The results demonstrate that endurance fitness improvements can be rapidly achieved and easily maintained with an appropriately chosen training intensity and duration.
Keywords
Aerobic capacity
Date of publication
01 Mar 1994
Number of Pages
95
DSTKIM No
94-05000
CANDIS No
144823
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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