10 Minute Exercise To Boost Endurance
Cycling at this rate three times a week for eight weeks increased study participants’ maximum oxygen consumption, a change that indicates improved aerobic exercise endurance. For this investigation at the University of Texas at Austin, the participants first cycled at maximum effort for four seconds, then rested for 30 seconds before beginning another four-second sprint. They repeated this cycle up to 30 times in a single workout session. The period of rest gradually shortened (from 30 seconds, to 24 seconds, to 15 seconds) until all the sprints were performed within 10 minutes. Researchers reported that the participants’ anaerobic power (strength) and total blood volume also increased. Study author Remzi Satiroglu noted that both athletic performance and cardiovascular health can improve with a boost in blood volume. And he suggested that the results may encourage people to exercise because the total workout time lasts only 10 minutes “and shows results when completed three times per week.”
Remzi Satiroglu presentation April 27, 2021 at the American Physiological Society’s annual meeting.
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