Attene G, Pizzolato F, Calcagno G, Ibba G, Pinna M, Salernitano G, Padulo J.
- Faculty Medicine and Surgery, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy - firstname.lastname@example.org.
This study aimed at comparing the effects of intermittent and repeated sprint ability training on physiological variables.
Sixteen young female basketball players were randomly allocated to intermittent training (IT=8) or repeated sprint ability training (RST=8) groups. The following outcomes were measured at baseline and after 6 weeks of training: Yo-Yo intermittent recovery (Yo-Yo) and repeated sprint ability (RSA) tests.
For all the variables investigated the effect of training type showed a different trend respect at current knowledge. In the RSA, best time (BT) was a significant main effect of training time (pre- vs. post-) (P<0.0001), and of the interaction training type/time (P=0.03). The RST showed a decrease in BT of 3.1% (P=0.005) while the IT showed a decrease of 6.2% (P<0.0001). In the IT there was a significant main effect of time for the total distance with an increment of 26.9%, and a significant main effect of time in the final speed with an increment of 1.23%.
These findings suggest that the two training methods used in this study can be an effective training strategy for inducing anaerobic and basketball-specific training schedules. Besides, even when IT training is not done at very high speed, it can increase the maximum speed of the RSA.
Vai all'articolo originale: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24509986
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