AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC IMPROVEMENTS AT THE SAME TIME
Goforth, H. W., Jacobs, I., & Prusaczyk, W. K. (1994). Simultaneous enhancement of aerobic and anaerobic capacity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26(5), Supplement abstract 171.
Three groups, each with a different training condition, (a) continuous (70% VO2max), (b) intermittent (both aerobic and anaerobic sets), and (c) supramaximal (maximal effort sprints) trained three times per week for 30 minutes.
VO2max did not change for any group. Anaerobic work (maximal oxygen deficit) increased in intermittent and supramaximal groups but not the continuous one. Time to exhaustion increased and La at 180 W decreased for all groups.
Implication. Aerobic and anaerobic adaptations are possible within the one training program/session. Thus, it should be possible to perform maintenance training on one factor and change training on another.
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