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Conventional testing methods produce submaximal values of maximum oxygen consumption

Beltrami, Fernando G., Froyd, Christian, Mauger, Alexis R., Metcalfe, Alan J., Marino, Frank, Noakes, Timothy D. (2011) Conventional testing methods produce submaximal values of maximum oxygen consumption. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46 . pp. 23-29. ISSN 0306-3674. (doi:10.1136/bjsports-2011-090306) (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

BACKGROUND:

METHODS:

Twenty-six subjects were randomly divided into two groups matched by their initial VO(2 max). On separate days, the reverse group performed (i) an incremental uphill running test on a treadmill (INC(1)) plus verification test (VER) at a constant workload 1 km h(-1) higher than the last completed stage in INC(1); (ii) a decremental test (DEC) in which speed started as same as the VER but was reduced progressively and (iii) a final incremental test (INC(F)). The control group performed only INC on the same days that the reverse group was tested.

CONCLUSION:

These findings go against the concept that a plateau in oxygen consumption measured during the classically described INC and VER represents a systemic limitation to oxygen use. The reasons for a higher VO(2) during INC(F) following the DEC test are unclear.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090306
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 16:05 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36237 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mauger, Alexis R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6685-5800
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