Effects of a high-intensity interval training protocol based on functional exercises on performance and body composition in handball female players

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Title: Effects of a high-intensity interval training protocol based on functional exercises on performance and body composition in handball female players
Authors: Alonso-Fernández, Diego | Lima-Correa, Fabio | Gutiérrez-Sánchez, Águeda | Abadía-García de Vicuña, Olaia
Keywords: Team sport | HIIT | VO2max | Develop and power | Time-efficient training | Repeat sprint ability RSA
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2017, 12(4): 1186-1198. doi:10.14198/jhse.2017.124.05
Abstract: The aim of this study is to measure the impact of 8-week high-intensity interval training (HIIT) based on functional exercises on the following variables in handball female players: weight (kg), body mass index (BMI), % fat, jumping (cm), repeated sprint ability (RSA), aerobic capacity. Fourteen female players were randomly assigned either to an experimental group (GE, n=7) which would undertake a “mixed functional HIIT” (combining strength, coordination and plyometric exercises) before training sessions, or to a control group (GC, n=7), in which HIIT was replaced by usual warm-up exercises in the field. The intervention programme lasted 8 weeks, with two training sessions a week. A pre-test and post-test on each variable were carried out. The intra-group GC analysis showed no significant changes between the pre- and post-test in any variable. Figures for the GE, though, showed significant changes: a 3.45% (d=0.67) reduction in % fat of players, RSA execution time went down by 7.22% RSA (d=0.82), and VO2max increased by 6.19% (d=0.78). These results seem to point to “mixed functional HIIT” as an effective strategy to improve body composition and performance in female handball players.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2017.124.05 | http://hdl.handle.net/10045/71951
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2017.124.05
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.jhse.ua.es/
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2017, Vol. 12, No. 4

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