Energy matching of a high-intensity exercise protocol with a low-intensity exercise protocol in young people

Lindsay Bottoms, Neil Howlett, Angel Chater, Andy Jones, Julia Jones, Solange Wyatt, Silvana E. Mengoni, Shivani Sharma, Karen Irvine, Daksha Trivedi, David Wellsted

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Recent research suggests that exercise is a beneficial adjunct therapy for many health conditions. For clinicians to be able to prescribe exercise to patients, more information is required around the intensity and duration of exercise and more specifically, guidelines need to be developed to ensure a consistent approach to patient care. When designing exercise intervention trials to explore the effects of different intensities, the same volume of exercise needs to be employed between experimental groups to ensure that any differences in responses result from differences in intensity and not energy expenditure (EE). This is because metabolic and peripheral adaptations such as mitochondrial and capillary density respond to the volume of exercise training rather than the intensity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035–1038
Number of pages4
JournalSport Sciences for Health
Issue number4
Early online date11 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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