HIIT Improves Cycling Performance and V02 Max
Norwegian researchers have found that when elite level cyclists…
- Reduced their overall training volume by 18%,
- Reduced their cycling training volume by 60%, and
- Increased their training intensity using HIIT sprints
…their VO2max increased by 10.3% and their cycling time trial performance improved by 14.9%.
And if that wasn’t amazing enough, the cyclists’ HIIT sprint sessions weren’t even performed on a bike.
Which is great news for all my fellow Canadian cyclists. Winter is coming and cycling gets a little tough with a foot of snow on the ground.
Maybe it’s time for a HIIT workout???