ANAEROBIC TRAINING PRODUCES QUICKER CHANGES THAN AEROBIC TRAINING
Villani, A. J., Fernhall, B., & Miller, W. C. (1999). Effects of aerobic and anaerobic training to exhaustion on VO2max and exercise performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), Supplement abstract 1093.
This study compared the effects of exhaustive aerobic continuous training (AT) and exhaustive anaerobic interval training (ANT) on VO2max and Wingate Power Test scores. Ss (N = 15) exercised three times per week for four weeks, training sessions being of equal duration.
The ANT group increased time to fatigue at VO2max, while AT showed no significant change. ANT also improved significantly more than AT in peak power, 30-s power output, and total work output in the Wingate Test.
Implication. Exhaustive anaerobic interval training produces quicker physiological adaptations than does continuous aerobic training.
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