The Effects of Sprint Interval vs. Continuous Endurance Training on Physiological And Metabolic Adaptations in Young Healthy Adults
Study compared 15 healthy individuals in a laboratory setting
Two Groups performed protocols for 7 weeks, 3 days/week
Sprint interval training (SIT)
4-6 30 second all out sprints (on a stationary bike)
Continuous endurance training
30-50 minutes continuous biking
Baseline measurements of body fat, waist circumference, VO2 max, triglyceride levels, HDL/LDL cholesterol and inflammatory markers.
Results: both groups showed statistically similar results in body fat reduction, aerobic/anaerobic capacity, lipid profile and inflammatory markers.
Conclusion: the sprint interval training protocol can be a time-efficient training method to improve health
Sprint interval training protocol can be a time-efficient training method to improve health.
To get benefits of sprinting or higher intensity training you don't need to run, you can choose other methods (in this case a bike but could also use a rower or ski ergometer).
If you have any health concerns, please consult your Thrive Doctor or another healthcare professional prior to initiating this type of training.
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