Effect of interval versus continuous training on cardiorespiratory and mitochondrial functions: relationship to aerobic performance improvements in sedentary subjects.

  title={Effect of interval versus continuous training on cardiorespiratory and mitochondrial functions: relationship to aerobic performance improvements in sedentary subjects.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Nicolas Daussin and Joffrey Zoll and St{\'e}phane P Dufour and Elodie Ponsot and Evelyne Lonsdorfer-Wolf and St{\'e}phane Doutreleau and Bertrand Mettauer and François Piquard and Bernard G{\'e}ny and Ruddy Richard},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  volume={295 1},
  • F. Daussin, J. Zoll, R. Richard
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Biology
  • American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology
The goal of the study was to determine the effects of continuous (CT) vs. intermittent (IT) training yielding identical mechanical work and training duration on skeletal muscle and cardiorespiratory adaptations in sedentary subjects. Eleven subjects (6 men and 5 women, 45 +/- 3 years) were randomly assigned to either of the two 8-wk training programs in a cross-over design, separated by 12 wk of detraining. Maximal oxygen uptake (Vo2max) increased after both trainings (9% with CT vs. 15% with… 

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