Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Fysiologiska kvaliteter hos manliga tävlingscyklister och effekten av högintensiv intervallträning
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Sports Medicine.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract Road cycling is well established and has always been described as a highly endurance sport. To be able to compete in such a demanding sport the physiology of the athletes needs to be greatly developed. This review will focus on high intensity interval training and its impact on the physiological characteristics of competitive road cyclists. The main difference between different levels of competitive road cyclists seems to be the capacity to maintain a high sub maximal power output over a long period of time in order to succeed. High intensity interval training, from 30 seconds to 5 minutes, leads to improved VO2peak, aerobic peak power and time trial performance. The intensities used during these intervals are all based on the cyclists aerobic power output. Despite these findings, very few researches have studied the impact of interval training among professional road cyclists. Future research should therefore make us of mobile power meter units as a part to implement professional road cyclists in studies concerning interval training. In that way the cyclists will be able to train under their regularly routine in their ordinary training environment. Keywords: Competitive road cyclists, interval training, physiological characteristics, power meter. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 19 p.
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56612OAI: diva2:536113
Educational program
Study Programme for Sports Science
Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-21 Last updated: 2012-06-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Fysiologiska kvaliteter hos manliga tävlingscyklister och effekten av högintensiv intervallträning(383 kB)1001 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 383 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Larsson, Petter
By organisation
Sports Medicine
Sport and Fitness Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1001 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 150 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link