Sprint Training Packs A Punch

Sprint Training Packs A Punch Interested in trying a fast-paced workout for increasing anaerobic power? A study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine suggests Sprint Interval Training (SIT). Researchers recruited 29 Judo athletes aged 19 to 20 years old to engage in 8 weeks of SIT. After 4 weeks, peak anaerobic power had increased 16% to 17% with the improvement extending 17% to 22% at the conclusion of the 8-week program. Compared to a control group, blood lactate concentrations significantly decreased after exercise.

True Strength Moment: An SIT workout typically involves 30 seconds to a minute of all-out effort followed by a minute or two of low-intensity jogging. Once you get the hang of it, you can incorporate more complex metrics like increasing the treadmill's grade or the exercise bike's pedal resistance to get even more out of the effort. For another variation on this theme, check out the challenging cardio day workout posted on today's ABB Performance Blog.
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