This article discusses the balance of volume and intensity of fitness activities in soccer training sessions. Iaia FM et al, performed a study on high performance athletes by replacing their standard aerobic training (45km long distance running) with 3-4 weekly sessions of intermittent high-intensity exercise (8-12 sprint runs of 30 s, separated by 3 min of rest). The training period was 4 weeks long. The total distance covered per week was reduced from 45 to 12 km.
The following training effects of the Intermittent Training were seen:
7% Improvement in Distance covered in a 30-s “all-out” test.
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Iaia FM, Thomassen M, Kolding H, Gunnarsson T, Wendell J, Rostgaard T, Nordsborg N, Krustrup P, Nybo L, Hellsten Y, Bangsbo J.