Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)
interval trainingEffect of interval training on the performance of middle distance runners
Author(s): Dr. W Vinu
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of interval training on the performance of middle distance runners. In order to accomplish this, 30 men students were selected from graduate and postgraduate courses of Annamalai University. An initial test was administered on them in the event of 800 M running to know their timings before training. The performance in the initial test was recorded and on the basis of timing they were divided into two equal groups randomly. One group was kept as controlled group which was not given any kind of interval training. The second group was kept as experimental group which was given interval training. The rest interval given according to the heart rate during recovery during recovery when the athlete acquire 120 beats per minute pulse, he was permitted to do the next repetition. The pulse was checked at the carotid artery in the neck or at the radial artery of the wrist. The pulse has been taken for 10 seconds and was multiplied into six to convert it to one minute. The investigator was convinced with the results that the athletes participated in interval training regularly and sincerely have attained an improvement in their performance.