Statistical Considerations for Exercise Protocols Aimed at Measuring Trainability

Sarah Voisin, Macsue Jacques, Alejandro Lucia, David J. Bishop, Nir Eynon

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The individual response to exercise training is of great interest with methods that have been proposed to measure this response reviewed in this paper. However, individual training response estimates may be biased by various sources of variability present in exercise studies, and in particular by within-subject variability. We propose the use of protocols that can separate trainability from within-subject variability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • individual training response
  • repeated intervention
  • responder
  • trainability
  • variable response to exercise training
  • within-subject variability

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