HIIT Improves Cycling Performance and V02 Max
Norwegian researchers have found that Â 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
…theirÂ 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???
3 thoughts on “HIIT Improves Cycling Performance and V02 Max”
The study you quote actually used 12 ‘recreationally active’ men and women not elite cyclists!
Hey Doc – here is a link to the study I referenced
HIIT is definitely better than cardio mainly because it combines strength training as well as cardio. It’s cool to see that it is having that type of an impact on cycling. Thanks douglas. I’m enjoying reading the site.