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Title: Effects of intermittent sprint and plyometric training on endurance running performance
Authors: Lum, D.
Tan, F. 
Pang, J.
Barbosa, T.M.
Keywords: Endurance training
Explosive strength training
Leg stiffness
Muscular power
Running economy
Stretch-shortening cycle
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Lum, D., Tan, F., Pang, J., Barbosa, T.M. (2019). Effects of intermittent sprint and plyometric training on endurance running performance. Journal of Sport and Health Science 8 (5) : 471-477. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of intermittent sprint training and plyometric training on endurance running performance. Methods: Fourteen moderately trained male endurance runners were allocated into either the intermittent sprint training group (n = 7) or the plyometric training group (n = 7). The preliminary tests required subjects to perform a treadmill graded exercise test, a countermovement jump test for peak power measurement, and a 10-km time trial. Training included 12 sessions of either intermittent sprint or plyometric training carried out twice per week. On completion of the intervention, post-tests were conducted. Results: Both groups showed significant reduction in weekly training mileage from pre-intervention during the intervention period. There were significant improvements in the 10-km time trial performance and peak power. There was also significant improvement in relative peak power for both groups. The 10-km time trial performance and relative peak power showed a moderate inverse correlation. Conclusion: These findings showed that both intermittent sprint and plyometric training resulted in improved 10-km running performance despite reduction in training mileage. The improvement in running performance was accompanied by an improvement in peak power and showed an inverse relationship with relative peak power. © 2019
Source Title: Journal of Sport and Health Science
ISSN: 2095-2546
DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2016.08.005
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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