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A new VO2max protocol allowing self-pacing in maximal incremental exercise

Mauger, Alexis R., Sculthorpe, Nick (2012) A new VO2max protocol allowing self-pacing in maximal incremental exercise. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 (1). pp. 59-63. ISSN 0306-3674. (doi:10.1136/bjsports-2011-090006) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

NTRODUCTION:

The traditional maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2max)) protocol has received criticism for being an unnatural form of exercise, lacking ecological validity and producing different VO(2max) responses depending on protocol duration and work rate increments.

METHODS:

16 untrained subjects completed a self-paced VO(2max) protocol (SPV) and a traditional VO(2max) test in a counter-balanced, crossover design. The SPV used incremental 'clamps' of ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) over 5 × 2-min stages (10-min duration) while allowing subjects to vary their power output (PO) according to the required RPE.

CONCLUSIONS:

As SPV is a closed-loop test (10-min duration) that allows subjects to self-pace their work rate, it disregards the need for experimenters to estimate starting work rates, stage lengths and increments in order to bring about volitional exhaustion in 8-10 min. The observation that the SPV may also elicit higher VO(2max) values than a traditional test warrants further research in this area and its consideration as standard measure to elicit VO(2max).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090006
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Lex Mauger
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 16:01 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36233 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mauger, Alexis R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6685-5800
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