Recently, a growing body of evidence has found that the adaptations typically associated with traditional endurance exercise interventions may also appear through low volume, high-intensity interval training (HIT). This study examined the effects of a field based intense exercise intervention within the school In the HIT group, significant improvements in muscular power 10-m sprint, cardiorespiratory fitness and agility were noted. Waist-hip ratio (WHR) increased in the control group but not in the HIT group. The HIT group experienced a reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP) though diastolic blood pressure (DBP) did not change. These findings demonstrate that brief, intense exercise is a time efficient means for improving cardiometabolic risk factors in youth.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International Convention on Science, Education & Medicine in Sport 2012 - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 19 Jul 2012 → 24 Jul 2012
|Conference||International Convention on Science, Education & Medicine in Sport 2012|
|Abbreviated title||ICSEMIS 2012|
|Period||19/07/12 → 24/07/12|