Accession Number : AD0699307

Title :   IMPROVEMENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS BY INTERVAL TRAINING: II. REQUIRED TRAINING FREQUENCY.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

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

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A study was designed to ascertain whether a training frequency of 2 days per week would produce improvement in cardio-respiratory endurance comparable to that obtained from a program consisting of 4 workouts per week. It was found that cardio-respiratory endurance is increased significantly by a 7-week interval training program; a training frequency of 4 days per week compared with 2 per week produces greater improvement only in submaximal exercise and recovery heart rates; and maximal oxygen consumption is improved by the same magnitude by a 7-week interval training program with 2 workouts per week as it is with 4 and 5 workouts per week.

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY)), TRAINING, OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, RESPIRATION, ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), TIME, STATISTICAL DATA, HUMANS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE