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Aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of wheelchair basketball players.
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PMID:  8008425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study evaluated the aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of national level Israeli wheelchair basketball players. Subjects were tested working on a wheelchair rolling on a motor driven treadmill and on an arm cycle ergometer. Metabolic and cardiopulmonary parameters were measured during graded maximal exercise tests. Blood lactic acid (LA) concentration was measured in the intervals between loads during the test on the wheelchair. Heart rate (HR) and % heart rate reserve (%HRR) corresponding to the anaerobic threshold (4 mM blood LA) were evaluated while working on the wheelchair rolling on a motor driven treadmill. While working on the wheelchair the following peak exercise values were obtained: VO2 = 24.7, VE = 92.09 l/min HR = 181.5 b/min and R = 1.22. Values corresponding to the anaerobic threshold were found to be, HR = 139 b/min and %HRR = 57.02. Low correlations were obtained between peak exercise VO2 and VE measured while working on the wheelchair and those measured with arm cycle ergometer (r = 0.57 p = 0.137 and r = 0.4 p = 0.233 respectively). As athletes, subjects in the present study may be classified as having a low aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold. It is also concluded that the ergometer type may have an important influence on test results.
A Rotstein; M Sagiv; D Ben-Sira; G Werber; J Hutzler; H Annenburg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-21     Completed Date:  1994-07-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Division, Zinman College of Physical Education, Wingate, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aerobiosis / physiology
Anaerobic Threshold / physiology*
Heart Rate / physiology
Lactates / blood
Lactic Acid
Middle Aged
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lactates; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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