Title

Pacing, the missing piece of the puzzle to high-intensity interval training

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Georg Thieme Verlag

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

18411

Comments

Originally published as: Zadow, E.K., Gordon, N., Abbiss, C.R., Peiffer, J.J. (2015). Pacing, the missing piece of the puzzle to high-intensity interval training in International Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(3), 215-219. Available here.

Abstract

This study examined physiological and perceptual responses to matched work high-intensity interval training using all-out and 2 even-paced methodologies. 15 trained male cyclists performed 3 interval sessions of three 3-min efforts with 3 min of active recovery between efforts. The initial interval session was completed using all-out pacing, with the following 2 sessions being completed with computer- and athlete-controlled pacing in a randomised and semi-counterbalanced manner. Computer- and athlete-controlled intervals were completed at the mean power from the corresponding interval during the all-out trial. Oxygen consumption and ratings of perceived exertion were recorded during each effort. 20 min following each session, participants completed a 4-km time trial and provided sessional rating of perceived exertion. Oxygen consumption was greater during all-out (54.1±6.6 ml.kg-1.min-1; p

DOI

10.1055/s-0034-1389973

Access Rights

Not open access