Effect of 6 weeks of sprint training on growth hormone responses to sprinting

K A Stokes, M E Nevill, P W Cherry, H K A Lakomy, G M Hall

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Abstract

This study examined the effect of 6 weeks of prescribed sprint training on the human growth hormone (hGH) response to cycle ergometer sprinting. Sixteen male subjects were randomly assigned to a training (n=8) or a control (n=8) group. Each subject completed two main trials, consisting of two all-out 30-s cycle-ergometer sprints separated by 60 min of passive recovery, once before, and once after a 6-week training period. The training group completed three supervised sprint-training sessions per week in addition to their normal activity, whilst control subjects continued with their normal activity. In the training group, peak and mean power increased post-training by 6% (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology
Volume92
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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