The effect of 8 weeks repeated sprint training program on maximum sprinting speed, endurance running speed, jump height
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of 8 weeks repeated sprint training program on maximum sprinting speed, endurance running speed, jump height and the ability to repeat and recover from high-intensity exercise (Yo-Yo IR1).
Fifteen young, well-trained elite males’ soccer players aged (± SD) 16.3 (±0.5) years, body mass 68.1 (±9.4) kg and stature 178.5 (±7.3) cm volunteered to participate in this study. All participants were tested on 40m sprint, 10x40m repeated sprint, 3-6-9 agility with 180 ° turn, Counter Movement Jump (CMJ), Squat Jump (SJ) and Yo-Yo IR1-test. Participants were matched according to their pre-test results from 0-40m sprint time (s).
Then they were randomly assigned into one of two groups, a training group (TG) (n=8) and a control group (CG) (n=7). The training group followed a repeated sprint training program twice a week. The training program consisted of sprinting 4 sets of 5x40m with 90s recovery between repetitions and 10min recovery between sets.