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Changes in VO2max and maximal treadmill time after 9 wk of running or in-line skate training.
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PMID:  8933494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study tested the hypothesis that running and in-line skating training elicit similar improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness. Changes in maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and maximal treadmill endurance time were compared in runners (N = 16), in-line skaters (N = 19), and controls who did no systematic training (N = 7). Training volumes were similar for runners and skaters (3 d.wk-1, 10-40 min/session, 80-90% of exercise specific maximal heart rate) and included both continuous and interval workouts. Pre- and post-training VO2max and maximal treadmill time were measured in all subjects using a running protocol and in skaters using an in-line skating protocol. The groups did not differ in pre-training running VO2max or maximal treadmill time. After 9 wk, significant increases in running VO2max and maximal treadmill time were observed in runners (mean +/- SE, 9.3 +/- 1.3%, 14.9 +/- 2.5%) and skaters (6.6 +/- 1.0%, 9.1 +/- 3.4%), but not controls. Skaters also significantly increased their skating VO2max and maximal treadmill time (8.6 +/- 1.8%, 7.9 +/- 2.9%). The magnitude of these increases was not different between the two training groups. In conclusion, in moderately active college-aged students, similar improvements in VO2max are achieved with running and in-line skating programs that are equivalent in training volume and intensity.
E L Melanson; P S Freedson; S Jungbluth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-20     Completed Date:  1997-02-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1422-6     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Oxygen Consumption*
Physical Endurance / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology
Running / physiology*
Skating / physiology*

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