Accession Number : AD0699306

Title :   IMPROVEMENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS BY INTERVAL TRAINING: I. RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF SHORT AND LONG DISTANCE RUNNING.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Mathews,Donald K. ; Fox,Edward L. ; Bartels,Robert L. ; Billings,Charles E.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : It was the purpose of the study to determine which of the following three interval training programs produces the greatest cardiorespiratory fitness: (1) a program consisting entirely of short, repetitive running; (2) a program consisting entirely of long but less repetitive running; and/or (3) a program consisting equally of short- and long-distance running. It was found that short repetitive running is necessary for maximum improvement of cardio-respiratory endurance; long less frequently repeated running is less necessary than is short distance running for improvement of cardiorespiratory endurance; and both types of running, however, are probably necessary physiologically and for proper leg conditioning, reduction of leg injuries and for variety and motivational purposes.

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY)), TRAINING, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, ENZYMES, ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPIRATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, HUMANS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE