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Cardiovascular response to punching tempo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12580664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eighteen trained volunteers (12 men and 6 women: age = 22.0 +/- 2.8 years, height = 170.79 +/- 7.67 cm, weight = 71.54 +/- 12.63 kg) participated in 2-minute, randomized fitness boxing trials, wearing 0.34-kg punching gloves, at various tempos (60, 72, 84, 96, 108, and 120 b.min(-1)). During each trial, oxygen uptake (VO(2)), heart rate (HR), and ventilation (VE) were measured continuously. A rating of perceived exertion (RPE) was attained at the conclusion of each trial. Subjects were able to attain VO(2) values ranging from 26.83 to 29.75 ml.kg(-1).min(-1), which correspond to 67.7-72.5% of VO(2)max. The HR responses yielded results ranging from 167.4 to 182.2 b.min(-1), or 85 to 93% of HRmax. No significant difference (p > 0.05) was seen with VO(2) between trials, although a significant difference (p < 0.05) was observed with HR, VE, and RPE. It appears that boxing speed is associated with increased VE, HR response, and perceived effort but not with VO(2). Energy expenditure values ranged from 9.8 to 11.2 kcal.min(-1) for the boxing trials. These results suggest that fitness boxing programs compare favorably with other exercise modalities in cardiovascular response and caloric expenditure.
Authors:
Len Kravitz; Larry Greene; Zachary Burkett; Jataporn Wongsathikun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1064-8011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-12     Completed Date:  2003-05-23     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Exercise Physiology Laboratories, University of New Mexico, Johnson Center #1160, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111, USA. lkravitz@unm.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aerobiosis
Body Composition
Boxing / physiology*
Energy Metabolism
Female
Heart Rate*
Humans
Male
Oxygen Consumption*
Perception
Physical Endurance
Physical Exertion
Physical Fitness
Pulmonary Ventilation*

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