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Sprint interval and endurance training are equally effective in increasing muscle microvascular density and eNOS content in sedentary males

Abstract:

Sprint interval training (SIT) has been proposed as a time efficient alternative to endurance training (ET) for increasing skeletal muscle oxidative capacity and improving certain cardiovascular functions. In this study we sought to make the first comparisons of the structural and endothelial enzymatic changes in skeletal muscle microvessels in response to ET and SIT. Sixteen young sedentary males (age 21 ± SEM 0.7 years, BMI 23.8 ± SEM 0.7 kg m-2) were randomly assigned to 6 weeks of ET (40-...

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Shepherd, SO More by this author
Fisher, JP More by this author
Ranasinghe, AM More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of Physiology
Volume:
591
Issue:
3
Pages:
641-656
Publication date:
2013-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-7793
ISSN:
0022-3751
URN:
uuid:34d98e88-cbe8-4dc1-b160-9940018173c4
Source identifiers:
384922
Local pid:
pubs:384922
Language:
English

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