Previous studies have established that interval training consisting of 4 bouts of exercise at 90-95% maximum heart rate (HRmax) followed by a 3 min recovery period results in an increase in aerobic capacity but does not improve 10m sprint time in soccer players (McMillan et al. Br J Sports Med 39: 273-277, 2005). However, running during competitive matches tends to be more intermittent and at a higher intensity (Withers et al. J Hum Mov Stud 8: 159-176, 1982) suggesting that this training intervention may not be optimal.
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2010|