Recent Research on Interval Types, Timing Effects on Performance, Health Benefits of Endurance, and Pacing Strategies

We review four recent studies from the scientific literature, addressing the hypotheses, methods, and conclusions of each to give you a greater understanding of the latest findings in endurance research.

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We often mention scientific research articles within our podcast episodes. That said, Coach Trevor Connor laments how little time he is able to spend reviewing the data, in the context of the greater discussion.

Therein lies the basis for a new type of Fast Talk episode, which we have affectionately dubbed “Nerd Lab.”

In this episode, we take our time to review four recent studies from the scientific literature. We address the hypotheses, methods, and conclusions of each study to give you a greater sense of the latest findings in endurance sports.

We’re joined by longtime Fast Talk Labs contributor and Brock University professor Dr. Stephen Cheung, who literally reads articles as part of his day job.

References

  • Beltrami, F. G., Roos, E., Ow, M. von, & Spengler, C. M. (2020). Cardiorespiratory Responses to Constant and Varied-Load Interval Training Sessions. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1–8. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0104
  • Carmo, E. C. do, Renfree, A., Vieira, C. Y. N., Ferreira, D. dos S., Truffi, G. A., & Barroso, R. (2021). Effects of Different Goal Orientations and Virtual Opponents Performance Level on Pacing Strategy and Performance in Cycling Time Trials. European Journal of Sport Science, 1–17. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1880645
  • Runacres, A., Mackintosh, K. A., & McNarry, M. A. (2021). Health Consequences of an Elite Sporting Career: Long-Term Detriment or Long-Term Gain? A Meta-Analysis of 165,000 Former Athletes. Sports Medicine, 51(2), 289–301. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01379-5
  • Zadow, E. K., Fell, J. W., Kitic, C. M., Han, J., & Wu, S. S. X. (2020). Effects of Time of Day on Pacing in a 4-km Time Trial in Trained Cyclists. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 15(10), 1455–1459. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-0952

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