KIN 110/Cory Greevers
TA: Christian Doan/Wednesday 2:15PM
Denham, J., Feros, S. A., & O'Brien, B. J. (2015). Four weeks of sprint interval training improves 5 km run performance. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.
This recent study looks at the effect of sprint interval training for 5k running in untrained, healthy young adults. The study was a four week intervention that measured participant time (to run the 5k before and after the program) and VO2max to compare whether or not the sprint interval training had additional benefits when compared to that of the continuous endurance trained participants. What was concluded from the study was that the sprint interval training improved fitness and endurance.
The use of this study will allow me to discuss the training improvements that interval training brings towards performance for both serious and recreational athletes. Considering that untrained adults were the ...view middle of the document...
Over the course of a 6 week period, participant VO2max and metabolic activity were measured and compared to normal daily functions. From this study, it was concluded that the interval training promoted positive improvements in performance and metabolic activity.
Using this article will help me show that interval training helps enhance human performance, leading to athletic performance, physiologically.
Roxburgh, B. H., Nolan, P. B., Weatherwax, R. M., & Dalleck, L. C. (2014). Is Moderate Intensity Exercise Training Combined with High Intensity Interval Training More Effective at Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness than Moderate Intensity Exercise Training Alone? Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, 13(3), 702–707.
This study analyzed how effective high intensity interval training and continuous endurance training combined were in comparison to continuous endurance training alone in sedentary adults with the risk of cardiovascular disease. This was conducted and measured by VO2max tests to see if there were any improvements in the cardiovascular respiratory fitness of the participants. It was concluded that after the twelve week program, those who were in the combination group (interval plus endurance training) had slightly higher VO2max score than those of in the endurance training alone.
This study evidently shows that the addition of high intensity interval training to regular training will improve cardio fitness and strength.
Stevens, A. W.J., Olver, T. T., & Lemon, P. W.R. (2015). Incorporating Sprint Training With Endurance Training Improves Anaerobic Capacity and 2,000-m Erg Performance in Trained Oarsmen. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 29(1), 22-28.
The article is a study that was done on trained oarsmen to determine the effects of interval training paired with continuous training in place endurance training alone. Both conditions consisted of a four week program where at the end, a 2000 meter time trial performance was measured. The authors found that the addition of interval training led to a faster time than endurance training alone.
This article will provide evidence that suggests/proves that including interval training into athletic programs (or exercise programs in general) will improve cardiovascular performance.