What is it about?

This study explores the impact of short intervals versus long intervals on the physiological adaptations of cyclists within a microcycle (short training period). The research compares how these two training approaches affect the cyclists' performance

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Why is it important?

The importance of this study lies in determining which interval duration leads to superior physiological improvements. Understanding the most effective training method can be crucial for cyclists and coaches in optimizing workout routines for enhanced performance.


Potential perspectives include refining training programs for cyclists based on interval duration, and potentially improving overall training efficiency. Additionally, insights from this study could contribute to broader discussions on interval training strategies in various sports and fitness disciplines.

Dr Fabio Zambolin
Manchester Metropolitan University

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This page is a summary of: Superior Physiological Adaptations After a Microcycle of Short Intervals Versus Long Intervals in Cyclists, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, October 2021, Human Kinetics,
DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2020-0647.
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