Analysis of the neuromuscular responses during two different high- intensity interval training sessions in athletes of cyclic and acyclic sports (Análisis de las respuestas neuromusculares durante dos diferentes sesiones de entrenamiento intervalado de alta intensidad en atletas de deportes cíclicos y acíclicos)



Palabras clave:

Explosive strength, intermittent exercise, vertical ground reaction force, neuromuscular fatigue.


The purpose of the present study was to investigate the acute effects of two high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions on countermovement jump performance. Twenty-
two male regional-level athletes (cyclic, n = 11; acyclic, n = 11) completed two HIIT sessions consisted of multiple running bouts on a treadmill. A different work-interval duration was
applied in each session. To determine the effect of fatigue on jumping performance, countermovement jump tests were executed pre-effort and at the end of all series. The results showed a decrease in jump performance at the end of the third series respect to the pre-effort condition (p < .001). In addition, the acyclic athletes jumped higher than the cyclic ones (p<.001), revealing a different jumping strategy based on a higher velocity component, and a more efficient elastic energy utilization (p < .01). The neuromuscular mechanisms affected by fatigue, were also different between groups. In
conclusion, during HIIT sessions the neuromuscular status is principally conditioned by the total volume rather than by the work-interval duration, affecting specific performance
variables depending on the sport discipline. The present findings may be useful when conducting HIIT concurrently with other training contents in athletes of both cyclic and acyclic sports.


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Warr, D., Sánchez-Alarcos, J. V., Pablos, C., & Redondo, J. C. (2022). Analysis of the neuromuscular responses during two different high- intensity interval training sessions in athletes of cyclic and acyclic sports (Análisis de las respuestas neuromusculares durante dos diferentes sesiones de entrenamiento intervalado de alta intensidad en atletas de deportes cíclicos y acíclicos). Cultura, Ciencia Y Deporte, 17(51).



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