Science and application of high-intensity interval training: solutions to the programming puzzle

The popularity of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which consists primarily of repeated bursts of high-intensity exercise, continues to soar because its effectiveness and efficiency have been proven in use by both elite athletes and general fitness enthusiasts. Surprisingly, few resources have attempted to explain both the science behind the HIIT movement and its sport-specific application to athlete training. That’s why Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training is a must-have resource for sport coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and exercise physiologists, as well as for researchers and sport scientists who study high-intensity interval training. Authors Paul Laursen and Martin Buchheit—both well-known, expert-level HIIT researchers as well as practitioners and endurance athletes—do a masterful job of blending science-based concepts of HIIT with practical application strategies. Laursen, Buchheit, and a team of highly qualified contributors—who bring hundreds of years of combined HIIT science and application experience from across all sports—have written Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training to provide practitioners and athletes an understanding of the foundational principles of HIIT programming. Chapters in the first section describe five types of training, how to manipulate HIIT variables to maximize improvements in physical performance, and how to incorporate HIIT into a general training program. Readers will also learn the influence HIIT can have on fatigue, stress, and an athlete’s overall health. The final 20 chapters each focus on a different sport and are written by leading coaches or practitioners who have successfully applied HIIT principles at an elite level in their respective sport. These chapters describe specific ways to incorporate HIIT into a training regimen for everything from combat sports to endurance events to the most popular U.S. and international individual and team sports. Each chapter also contains sport-specific preparation and competition phases, an overall one-year training program, and a brief story of how the coach or practitioner who authored the chapter used HIIT to successfully prepare an athlete for a competition. Knowing the proper ways to incorporate high-intensity interval training into a fitness or conditioning program is of vital importance: Not following proper protocols can lead to excessive and prolonged fatigue, illness, or injury. Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training is an essential guide for those who want to incorporate HIIT into their own training or their athletes’ programming. Table of Contents Part I. Understanding High-Intensity Interval Training Chapter 1. Genesis and Evolution of High-Intensity Interval Training Paul Laursen and Martin Buchheit with contributions from Jean Claude Vollmer Chapter 2. Traditional Methods of HIIT Programming Martin Buchheit and Paul Laursen Chapter 3. Physiological Targets of HIIT Martin Buchheit and Paul Laursen Chapter 4. Manipulating HIIT Variables Martin Buchheit and Paul Laursen Chapter 5. Using HIIT Weapons Martin Buchheit and Paul Laursen Chapter 6. Incorporating HIIT Into a Concurrent Training Program Jackson Fyfe, Martin Buchheit, and Paul Laursen Chapter 7. HIIT and Its Influence on Stress, Fatigue, and Athlete Health Philip Maffetone, Paul Laursen, and Martin Buchheit Chapter 8. Quantifying Training Load Martin Buchheit and Paul Laursen Chapter 9. Response to Load Martin Buchheit, Paul Laursen, Jamie Stanley, Daniel Plews, Hani Al Haddad, Mathieu Lacome, Ben Simpson, and Anna Saw Chapter 10. Putting It All Together Paul Laursen and Martin Buchheit Part II. Sport-Specific Application of High-Intensity Interval Training Chapter 11. Combat Sports Duncan French Chapter 12. Cross-Country Skiing Øyvind Sandbakk Chapter 13. Middle-Distance Running Jean Claude Vollmer and Martin Buchheit Chapter 14. Road Running Jamie Stanley and Carlos Alberto Cavalheiro Chapter 15. Road Cycling Marc Quod Chapter 16. Rowing Daniel Plews Chapter 17. Swimming Tom J. Vandenbogaerde, Wim Derave, and Philippe Hellard Chapter 18. Tennis Jamie Fernandez-Fernandez Chapter 19. Triathlon Daniel Plews and Paul Laursen Chapter 20. American Football Johann Bilsborough and Moses Cabrera Chapter 21. Australian Football Aaron Coutts, Joel Hocking, and Johann Bilsborough Chapter 22. Baseball Robert Butler and Matt Leonard Chapter 23. Basketball Xavi Schelling and Lorena Torres-Ronda Chapter 24. Cricket Carl Petersen and Aaron Kellett Chapter 25. Field Hockey Dave Hamilton Chapter 26. Ice Hockey Matt Nichol Chapter 27. Handball Martin Buchheit Chapter 28. Rugby Union Nick Gill and Martyn Beaven Chapter 29. Rugby Sevens Nick Poulos Chapter 30. Soccer Martin Buchheit, Mathieu Lacome, and Ben Simpson
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Subjects: training theory interval method training method sport physiology training programme training effect combat sport cross-country skiing middle distance running long distance running marathon running road cycling rowing swimming tennis triathlon American football baseball basketball land hockey icehockey handball rugby soccer
Notations: training science
Tagging: HIIT Australian Football Kricket
Editors: P. Laursen, M. Buchheit
Published: Champaign Human Kinetics 2018
Pages: 672
Document types: book
Language: English
Level: advanced