Does a period of repeated sprint training improve maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max)?
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
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The effect of a six week repeated sprint training programme on VO2max was carried out on trained university students (n = 6; age, 22±1 years; stature 1.8±0.08m and body mass 81.2±5.3kg). Participants were required to complete an initial VO2max test, followed by a weekly repeated sprint (RS) programme .VO2max was recorded by completing a continuous treadmill protocol to exhaustion. The RS training incorporated 16x40m sprints with an ever decreasing rest period, beginning at 66s decreasing by 3s to 24s. Sprint times were recorded in order to analyse changes in sprint performance over the weeks. VO2max was then re-tested following the six week training period. There was no significant difference in VO2max (p=0.62) reported following the training period, although there was a mean increase of 2.4 ml.kg-1.min-1. Furthermore there was no significant difference in sprint performance, following the RS training period. Performance decrement between the initial and final weeks sprints reported no significant difference (p=0.91). Also there was no significant difference between initial and final weeks fastest and slowest sprints (p=0.68 vs p=0.29 respectively). The data suggests that a period of RS training does not significantly improve VO2max. Furthermore a period of RS training also has no significant impact on sprint performance
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