High intensity interval training increases aerobic and anaerobic capacity in collegiate female soccer players

Kristina Cook, Andrew J. Cathcart, Robert A. Scott, Chris Easton

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The physical requirements for women soccer players appear to be similar to those for men, with high levels of aerobic capacity, sprint speed and recovery being fundamental for success (Krustrup et al. Med Sci Sports Exerc 37: 1242-1248, 2005). Specific interventions designed to improve training status in male soccer players have been assessed in several previous studies (e.g. Hoff et al. Br J Sports Med 36: 218-221, 2001). However, to our knowledge only one study has examined the responses to training interventions in female players (Polman et al. J Sports Sci 22: 191-203, 2004) and the most effective method remains to be determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-699
Number of pages2
JournalMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


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