Title

Effects of continous and interval training on running economy, maximal aerobic speed and gait kinematics in recreational runners

Document Type

Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

22303

Comments

Originally published as : González-Mohíno, F., González-Ravé, J. M., Juárez, D., Fernández, F. A., Castellanos, R. B., & Newton, R. U. (2016). Effects of continuous and interval training on running economy, maximal aerobic speed and gait kinematics in recreational runners. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 30(4), 1059-1066. Article found here

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on running economy (RE), V[Combining Dot Above]O2max, maximal aerobic speed (MAS), and gait kinematics (step length [SL] and frequency, flight and contact time [CT]) in recreational athletes, with 2 different training methods, Interval and Continuous (CON). Eleven participants were randomly distributed in an interval training group (INT; n = 6) or CON training group (CON; n = 5). Interval training and CON performed 2 different training programs (95–110% and 70–75% of MAS, respectively), which consisted of 3 sessions per week during 6 weeks with the same external workload (%MAS × duration). An incremental test to exhaustion was performed to obtain V[Combining Dot Above]O2max, MAS, RE, and gait variables (high speed camera) before and after the training intervention. There was a significant improvement (p

DOI

10.1519/JSC.0000000000001174

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