SIMULTANEOUS TRAINING OF AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC FITNESS

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Authors
  1. MacDougall, J.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);McMaster Univ, Hamilton ONT (CAN) Dept of Kinesiology
Abstract
The study described in this report was designed to evaluate whether improvements in both aerobic and anaerobic fitness can be induced in less than 3 weeks, while training no more than 30-45 minutes, three times weekly. Since military personnel are relatively more fit than the average population, it was considered important that subjects in this study be representative of individuals who were already quite fit. The specific purpose of the study was to compare the effectiveness of brief, short (1-3 weeks) sprint interval training with that of conventional submaximal endurance training in maintaining or improving physical performance in previously trained subjects. The results of the study showed that over 3 weeks, physical performance in previously physically trained personnel can be maintained or improved more effectively by the addition of brief, high intensity (sprint) interval training than by the addition of a conventional sub-maximal endurance training program which requires the same time commitment.
Keywords
Endurance training;Sprint interval training
Report Number
DCIEM-97-CR-40 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
30 Sep 1997
Number of Pages
35
DSTKIM No
98-00639
CANDIS No
507525
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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