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Comparison of Step-wise and Ramp-wise Incremental Rowing Exercise Tests and 2000-m Rowing Ergometer Performance.
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PMID:  22868448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: This study examined parameters derived from both an incremental step-wise and ramp-wise graded rowing exercise test in relation to rowing performance. METHODS: Discontinuous step-wise incremental rowing to exhaustion established lactate threshold (LT), maximum oxygen consumption (VO2maxSTEP) and power associated with VO2max (W VO2max). A further continuous ramp-wise test was undertaken to derive ventilatory threshold (VT), maximum oxygen consumption VO2maxRAMP) and the maximum minute power (MMW). Results were compared to maximal 2000-m ergometer time trial power. RESULTS: The strongest correlation with 2000-m power was observed for MMW (r=0.98, P< 0.001), followed by W VO2max, (r=0.96; P<0.001). The difference between MMW and W VO2max when compared to the mean of MMW/W VO2max showed a widening bias with a greater difference coincident with greater power. However, this bias was reduced when expressed as a ratio term and when a baseline VO2 was accounted for. There were no differences (P=0.85) between measures of VO2maxSTEP and VO2maxRAMP, but rather the measures showed strong association (r=0.97, P<0.001, Limits of agreement = -0.43 to 0.33 L.min-1). The power at LT and VT did not differ (P=0.6), and a significant association was observed (r=0.73, P=0.001, LA = -54.3 to +20.2 W, SEE = 26.1). CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that MMW, demonstrates a strong association with ergometer rowing performance and thus may have potential as an influential monitoring tool for rowing athletes.
Stephen A Ingham; Jamie S Pringle; Sarah L Hardman; Barry W Fudge; Victoria L Richmond
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports physiology and performance     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1555-0265     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Physiol Perform     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-8-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101276430     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Physiol Perform     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
English Institute of Sport, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
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