Sprint Interval Training Effects on Aerobic Capacity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  title={Sprint Interval Training Effects on Aerobic Capacity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Nicholas H. Gist and Michael V Fedewa and R. Dishman and K. Cureton},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  • Nicholas H. Gist, Michael V Fedewa, +1 author K. Cureton
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • BackgroundSprint interval training (SIT) involving repeated 30-s “all out” efforts have resulted in significantly improved skeletal muscle oxidative capacity, maximal oxygen uptake, and endurance performance. The positive impact of SIT on cardiorespiratory fitness has far-reaching health implications.ObjectiveThe objective of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis to determine the effects of SIT on aerobic capacity.MethodsA search of the literature was… CONTINUE READING
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