Date of Award

11-24-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Woodruff, Sarah

Keywords

Battle Rope, Performance, Recovery Strategy, Rest Interval, Training Status

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The purpose was to investigate the influence of recovery strategy (active vs. passive) and rest interval length (60 vs. 120 seconds) on performance after two high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts with a battling rope (BR; ten 30 second intervals). Trained participants (9 male/11 female) completed a 4 week BR HIIT program while untrained participants (10 male/10 female) were new to BR protocol. There were no significant differences between pre- and post-test push up or sit up performance as a result of recovery strategy or rest interval length for both workouts. However, blood lactate varied by gender and training status immediately after the BR and/or five minutes post-BR. Differences in blood lactate levels suggest training status and recovery strategy can affect lactate profile during a BR HIIT workout but further research is needed to examine the role of lactate, fatigue, and performance.

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