A comparison of the endurance training responses to road and sand running in high school and college students

Yigit S., Tuncel F.

JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, cilt.12, sa.2, ss.79-81, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.79-81


This study compared the physical and physiological alterations that occurred in male high school and college students as a result of a 6-week endurance training program. Fifty-one students, ages 15 to 21, were assigned to 1 of 3 groups: road (n = 14), sand (n = 19), or control group (n = 18). The 12-min run/walk test, vertical jump (VI), and thigh and calf circumference were measured pre-and posttraining. One-way ANOVA, paired t-test, and Tukey test were used to evaluate the effects of training. Sand runners and road runners had a similar significant (p < 0.05) increase in thigh circumference. Calf circumference increased significantly in sand runners. Both treatment groups showed a similar significant increase in vertical jump. The 12-min run/walk was significantly increased in sand runners. This study shows that a 6-week sand running program may result in the most physiological and performance changes in young men.