The effect of high-intensity intermittent functional training towards the aerobic fitness of youth badminton players

Angelica Joanne Joummy, Pathmanathan K. Suppiah, Md. Safwan Samsir




The main objective of this study is to measure the effectiveness of high-intensity intermittent functional training on aerobic fitness of youth badminton players. A total of 16 male participants of the 13 to 15 years old badminton players underwent a ten (10) weeks of intervention training. All participants must undergo a 20m Multistage Fitness test to measure their maximum oxygen intake ("V" ̇O2max). The participants were randomly divided into two groups, Experiment (n = 8) and Control (n = 8) based on the results of aerobic fitness assessment. The Experimental Group will perform a high-intensity intermittent functional training whilst the Control Group performs the traditional training which is the regular exercise routine in their training program. After the 10-week interval training, there was a significant difference observed in the maximum oxygen intake ("V" ̇O2max) between the Experimental and Control groups, F (1,14) = 4.663, p = .049. In conclusion, high-intensity intermittent functional training can improve aerobic fitness amongst youth badminton players.


Keywords: High-intensity intermittent functional training, traditional training




Objektif utama kajian ini untuk mengukur keberkesanan latihan fungsional jeda intensiti tinggi terhadap kecergasan aerobik pemain badminton remaja. Seramai 16 orang peserta lelaki pemain badminton yang berumur 13-15 tahun telah menjalankan latihan intervensi selama 10 minggu. Semua peserta perlu menjalani ujian 20m Multistage Fitness untuk mengukur kadar pengambilan oksigen maksimum ( O2max). Peserta dibahagikan secara rawak kepada dua kumpulan, Eksperimen (n=8) dan Kawalan (n=8) berdasarkan keputusan penilaian kecergasan aerobik. Kumpulan Eksperimen akan melakukan latihan fungsional jeda intensiti tinggi manakala Kumpulan Kawalan akan melakukan latihan tradisional iaitu latihan rutin yang biasa dilaksanakan dalam program latihan mereka. Selepas latihan interval selama 10 minggu menunjukkan terdapat perbezaan yang signifikan kadar pengambilan oksigen maksimum ( O2max) antara kumpulan Eksperimen dan kumpulan Kawalan, F(1,14)=4.663, p= .049. Kesimpulannya, latihan fungsional jeda intensiti tinggi dapat meningkatkan kecergasan aerobik dalam kalangan pemain remaja badminton. 


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