What do high intensity intervals, the original Tabata protocol, and a calcium leak have in common? Kolie and Kyle take a look at three scientific papers, what they might mean for you, and how to apply the conclusions to your training.
1996 Tabata study. Full text available. Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and VO(2max)
2015 Ryanodine receptor study, full text. Ryanodine receptor fragmentation and sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ leak after one session of high-intensity interval exercise
3x20 FTP vs HIT study on gene expression. Mitochondrial gene expression in elite cyclists: effects of high-intensity interval exercise
Bad news, everyone. You're training too hard for crits. Kolie and Kyle uncover the physiology of what makes someone successful at criteriums, cyclocross, and other types of repeated sprint performances. It's probably not what you think.