Effects of Eight-Week Extensive Interval Training and Cross-Country Training on Shuttle Run Performance

By Necip Koçal, Ertay Seyrek and Mehmet Kale.

Published by Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education

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Interval training and cross-country training, the traditional training methods in the endurance training, aim to increase cardiorespiratory efficiency. The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of eight-week extensive interval training and cross-country training on shuttle run performance. Twenty-four male students volunteered in the study. They were divided to extensive training group (n= 12) (ETG) (age= 15.50 ± 0.52year) and cross-country training group (n= 12) (CTG) (age= 15.25 ± 0.45year). Both groups trained eight weeks, three times a week. Pre- and post-training shuttle run performance were tested and maximal oxygen consumption was predicted. Pre- and post-training test comparisons of the groups were analyzed statistically with independent samples t test. Pre- and post-training effects for each group were analyzed statistically with Wilcoxon paired two- sampled test. The probability level for statistical significance was set to p  0.05. There were significant pre- and post-training shuttle run performance and maximal oxygen consumption differences between the groups and within the groups (p<0.01). In conclusion, interval training and cross-country training may be practical for the endurance development in the general preparation phase of annual training periodization.

Keywords: Interval Training, Cross-country Training, Shuttle Run

Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education, Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.15-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 676.493KB).

Necip Koçal

School of Physical Education and Sports, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Marmara, Turkey

Ertay Seyrek

Lecturer, School of Physical Education and Sports, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Marmara, Turkey

Mehmet Kale

Assistant Professor, Department of Coaching Education in Sports, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Iç Anadolu, Turkey