Effect of Endurance Training on Performance and Muscle Reoxygenation Rate During Repeated-sprint Running

Martin Buchheit and Pierre Ufland

Purpose: To examine the effect of an 8-week endurance training program on repeated-sprint (RS) performance and post-sprints muscle reoxygenation rate in 18 moderately trained males (34 ± 5 years).

Conclusions: Present findings confirm the beneficial effect of endurance training on post-sprint muscle reoxygenation rate, which is likely to participate in the improvement of repeated-sprint ability after training. These data also confirm the importance of aerobic conditioning in sports, where repeating high-intensity/maximal efforts within a short time-period are required.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Using longer-duration conditioning modes enhances the ability to perform multiple short-term sprint efforts characteristic of many sports.