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 Short Sprints As Beneficial As Long Jogs?
Submitted by swrittenb :: Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:54 am
A few repeated bouts of intense sprint-type exercise during the week provides endurance benefits similar to an hour of moderate activity daily, according to a recent study from researchers at McMaster University. Test subjects followed a two-week program consisting of about five 30-second bursts of "all out" cycling followed by four minutes of recovery three times a week. Endurance capacity of the subjects roughly doubled by the end of the program. While not a substitute for serious athletes seeking maximum performance, this type of program may be a good alternative for those who cite lack of time as an excuse to avoid workouts.

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Re: Short Sprints As Beneficial As Long Jogs? Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:35 pm 

I have to admit this sounds a little fishy, and there's not much detail in the story to back up the claims. Still, in principle this agrees with techniques like Billat 30-30's and other methods that emphasize intensity of workout over duration.


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Re: Short Sprints As Beneficial As Long Jogs? Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:46 pm 

Well, it does sound rather odd, but, if researched thourougly, then, I've got something else to add to my workout plan...

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