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Reducing training frequency from 3 or 4 sessions/week to 2 sessions/week does not attenuate improvements in maximal aerobic capacity with reduced-exertion high-intensity interval training (REHIT) / Gavin Thomas; Preeyaphorn Songsorn; Aimee Gorman; Ben Brackenridge; Tom Cullen; Ben Fitzpatrick; Richard Metcalfe; Niels B.J. Vollaard

Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Volume: 45, Issue: 6, Pages: 683 - 685

Swansea University Author: Richard, Metcalfe

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DOI (Published version): 10.1139/apnm-2019-0750

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In the present randomised-controlled trial we investigated the effect of REHIT training frequency (2/3/4 sessions/week for 6 weeks) on maximal aerobic capacity (V̇O2max) in 42 inactive individuals (13 women; mean±SD age: 25±5 y, V̇O2max: 35±5 mL·kg-1·min-1). Changes in V̇O2max were not significantly...

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Published in: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
ISSN: 1715-5312 1715-5320
Published: Canadian Science Publishing 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa53622
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Abstract: In the present randomised-controlled trial we investigated the effect of REHIT training frequency (2/3/4 sessions/week for 6 weeks) on maximal aerobic capacity (V̇O2max) in 42 inactive individuals (13 women; mean±SD age: 25±5 y, V̇O2max: 35±5 mL·kg-1·min-1). Changes in V̇O2max were not significantly different between the three groups (2 sessions/week: +10.2%; 3 sessions/week: +8.1%; 4 sessions per week: +7.3%). In conclusion, a training frequency of 2 sessions/week is sufficient for REHIT to improve V̇O2max. Novelty: • We demonstrate that reducing REHIT training frequency from 3 or 4 to 2 sessions/week does not attenuate improvements in the key health marker of V̇O2max.
Keywords: V̇O2max; sprint interval training; SIT; Wingate sprint; exercise; health
Issue: 6
Start Page: 683
End Page: 685