A comparison of training responses to interval versus continuous aerobic dance

A. Perry, P. Mosher, A. La Perriere, M. Roalstad, P. Ostrovsky

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare an interval versus continuous aerobic dance program on selected cardiorespiratory variables. Volunteers were randomly assigned to an interval dance group, a continuous dance group, or control group. Following a graded exercise test on the cycle ergometer, an ANCOVA and post-hoc Sheffee revealed significant improvements in V̇O2max (p < .001), V̇Emax (p < .001) and oxygen pulse (p < .001) in the interval dance group. Both experimental groups showed significant decreases in adiposity (p < .01), and increases in anaerobic threshold (p < .001). It was concluded that interval training may be a more effective substitute than traditional aerobic dance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-279
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Volume28
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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