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Sprint Interval Exercise for Fat Loss: Good Return on Investment

Koziris, Lymperis P. PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

Section Editor(s): Koziris, Lymperis Perry PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000001
Research Digest
Abstract

ABSTRACT: THIS STUDY SHOWED THAT AN ALL-OUT INTERVAL EXERCISE PROTOCOL RESULTED IN 24-HOUR OXYGEN USE AND, THEREFORE, CALORIC EXPENDITURE EQUAL TO THAT OF CONTINUOUS EXERCISE. THE RESULTS SUPPORT REPEAT SPRINT EXERCISE AS A VIABLE FAT LOSS OPTION, ESPECIALLY FITTING FOR POWER ENDURANCE TRAINING NEEDS. SHORTER IN DURATION, IT CAN ALSO SAVE TRAINING TIME FOR FITNESS CLIENTS.

Author Information

Institut National du Sport du Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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COLUMN EDITOR: Lymperis (Perry) Koziris, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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