Study of the effects of interval training and long Slow distance training on cardiovascular endurance Of second formers at Alliance high school.
Otieno, Michael D
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Abstract This research was conducted in Alliance high school with The sample being drawn from form two students only. The Thrust of this study was to find out the superiority of either Interval or long slow distance training in the enhancement of Cardiovascular endurance after a six-week treatment condition. A total of 45 subjects were randomly selected and randomly Assigned to each of the training groups as follows: interval Training (n=15) aged+15.5+ 1.30 years and weighing 57.9 +4.33 Kg; long slow distance training (n=15) aged 15.1 ± 1.06 years And weighing 56.0 +4.93 kg. Control group (n=15) aged 15.2 ± 1.32 years and weighing 56.0 ± 4.93 kg. The study involved 6 weeks of treatment at a frequency of 3 sessions per week. The measuring instrument was the one and a half mile Endurance run; a timed test that requires covering that Distance as fast as possible. The variables measured included the resting heart rate, Working heart rate and time taken to perform the test. A one Way analysis of variance was used to test the difference Between the groups. Differences at p<.05 were considered Significant. The results showed no significant differences in The ages and weights distances covered per session and resting Heart rate amongst the groups. There was a significant Difference in the working heart rate between the interval and Long slow distance groups only during the 1st week. On X Average, the interval training group was faster on the test Than the two other groups. The ANOVA summary table indicated A significant difference while the Scheffe's test also Indicated a significant difference between the means of the Interval and control groups. However, these differences were Not conclusive. Based on these results, it is concluded that Neither interval nor long slow distance training appears Superior in the enhancement of cardiovascular endurance. More Research is however called for.