IMPROVEMENT OF PHYSICAL FITNESS BY INTERVAL TRAINING: I. RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF SHORT AND LONG DISTANCE RUNNING.
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It was the purpose of the study to determine which of the following three interval training programs produces the greatest cardiorespiratory fitness 1 a program consisting entirely of short, repetitive running 2 a program consisting entirely of long but less repetitive running andor 3 a program consisting equally of short- and long-distance running. It was found that short repetitive running is necessary for maximum improvement of cardio-respiratory endurance long less frequently repeated running is less necessary than is short distance running for improvement of cardiorespiratory endurance and both types of running, however, are probably necessary physiologically and for proper leg conditioning, reduction of leg injuries and for variety and motivational purposes.
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