Effect of Number of Sprints in an SIT Session on Change in V˙O2max: A Meta-analysis

  title={Effect of Number of Sprints in an SIT Session on Change in V˙O2max: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Niels B. J. Vollaard and Richard S. Metcalfe and Sean Williams},
  journal={Medicine \& Science in Sports \& Exercise},
Purpose Recent meta-analyses indicate that sprint interval training (SIT) improves cardiorespiratory fitness (V˙O2max), but the effects of various training parameters on the magnitude of the improvement remain unknown. [] Key Method Articles were excluded if they were not in English; if they involved patients, athletes, or participants with a mean baseline V˙O2max of >55 mL·kg−1·min−1 or a mean age <18 yr; and if an SIT trial was combined with another intervention or used intervals shorter than 10 s. A total…

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