AEROBIC TRAINING IS LIMITED IN CHILDREN
Rowland, T., & Boyajian, A. (1994). Aerobic response to endurance training in children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26(5), Supplement abstract 468.
An in-school 12-week aerobic training program was designed for girls (N = 24) and boys (N = 13). Three 30-min training sessions were offered per week.
It was found that training changes occurred but were of less magnitude than would be expected of adults. This finding supports the general literature contention that children are more limited in aerobic training adaptations than adults.
Implication. Prepubescent children should be trained aerobically but expectations for improvement should be less than that afforded adults.
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