Exercise Physiology Virtual Lab
In this sports science lab, you will find out how only three times ten minutes of supramaximal sprint interval training per week can increase your exercise capacity and fitness level.
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About This Simulation
In the Exercise Physiology simulation, you will supervise a clinical trial to investigate the acute and chronic physiological effects of high-intensity sprint interval training (SIT) on a sedentary lifestyle.
Perform an anaerobic exercise
You will learn how this type of anaerobic exercise, also called the Wingate sprint, is connected to the body’s ancient “fight-or-flight” response and how to monitor this process in the lab. Your task is to follow a training program consisting of brief repeated cycle sprints over four weeks with one of the study participants. You will then determine the effect of the Wingate protocol on the participant’s health and fitness.
Monitor the physiological response
At the beginning of the Exercise Physiology simulation, you will learn how to set up the necessary equipment and choose the correct settings to correctly perform a Wingate sprint. During the sprint, you measure power output, respiratory exchange ratio, and the heart rate of the study participant to determine the physiological effects during the course of the interval training. You will simultaneously be able to study the skeletal muscles and to observe how the energy during the sprint is produced at a molecular level. You will also be able to observe the effects of this on the pulmonary and cardiovascular system. By measuring the participant’s blood lactate levels before and after the sprint, you will learn about the role of lactate in anaerobic glycolysis.
The effect of repeated Wingate sprints on a sedentary lifestyle
By analyzing all the data collected during the study, you will be able to come to a conclusion about the specific effect of the Wingate interval protocol.
Will this 20-seconds-sprint training have a significant effect on the health of sedentary individuals?
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