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Effects of rest interval during high-repetition resistance training on strength, aerobic fitness, and repeated-sprint ability

Hill-Haas, Stephen and Bishop, David and Dawson, Brian and Goodman, Craig and Edge, Johann (2007) Effects of rest interval during high-repetition resistance training on strength, aerobic fitness, and repeated-sprint ability. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25 (6). pp. 619-628. ISSN 0264-0414

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Abstract

The effect of altering the rest period on adaptations to high-repetition resistance training is not well known. Eighteen active females were matched according to leg strength and repeated-sprint ability and randomly allocated to one of two groups. One group performed resistance training with 20-s rest intervals between sets, while the other group employed 80-s rest intervals between sets. Both groups performed the same total training volume and load. Each group trained 3 days a week for 5 weeks [15- to 20-repetition maximum (RM), 2 – 5 sets]. Repeated-sprint ability (5×6-s maximal cycle sprints), 3-RM leg press strength, and anthropometry were determined before and after each training programme. There was a greater improvement in repeated-sprint ability after training with 20-s rest intervals (12.5%) than after training with 80-s rest intervals (5.4%) (P = 0.030). In contrast, there were greater improvements in strength after training with 80-s rest intervals (45.9%) than after training with 20-s rest intervals (19.6%) (P = 0.010). There were no changes in anthropometry for either group following training. These results suggest that when training volume and load are matched, despite a smaller increase in strength, 5 weeks of training with short rest periods results in greater improvements in repeated-sprint ability than the same training with long rest periods.

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Online ISSN: 1466-447X

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22089. recovery duration, blood metabolites, team sports, intense training, metabolic load, metabolism, repeated-sprint ability, RSA, exercise, strength, aerobic fitness, female athletes
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 01:24
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 03:32
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8044
DOI: 10.1080/02640410600874849
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