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Endurance Training and Sprint Performance in Elite Junior Cross-Country Skiers.
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PMID:  21081854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Sandbakk, Ø, Welde, B, and Holmberg, H-C. Endurance training and sprint performance in elite junior cross-country skiers. J Strength Cond Res 24(x): 000-000, 2010-The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between aerobic characteristics and sprint skiing performance, and the effects of high-intensity endurance training on sprint skiing performance and aerobic characteristics. Ten male and 5 female elite junior cross-country skiers performed an 8-week intervention training period. The intervention group (IG, n = 7) increased the volume of high-intensity endurance training performed in level terrain, whereas the control group (CG, n = 8) continued their baseline training. Before and after the intervention period, the skiers were tested for 1.5-km time-trial performance on roller skis outdoors in the skating technique. Maximal oxygen uptake (&OV0312;o2max) and oxygen uptake at the ventilatory threshold (&OV0312;o2VT) were measured during treadmill running. &OV0312;o2max and &OV0312;o2VT were closely related to sprint performance (r = ∼0.75, both p < 0.008). The IG improved sprint performance, &OV0312;o2max, and &OV0312;o2VT from pre to posttesting and improved sprint performance and &OV0312;o2VT when compared to the CG (all p < 0.01). This study shows a close relationship between aerobic power and sprint performance in cross-country skiing and highlights the positive effects of high-intensity endurance training in level terrain.
Oyvind Sandbakk; Boye Welde; Hans-Christer Holmberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
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Created Date:  2010-11-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Sport and Physical Education, Nord-Trøndelag University College, Levanger, Norway; 2Department of Human Movement Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; and 3Swedish Winter Sports Research Center, Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden.
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