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Comparison of muscle buffer capacity and repeated-sprint ability of untrained, endurance-trained and team-sport athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16235069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We measured the muscle buffer capacity (betam) and repeated-sprint ability (RSA) of young females, who were either team-sport athletes (n = 7), endurance trained (n = 6) or untrained but physically active (n = 8). All subjects performed a graded exercise test to determine VO(2peak) followed 2 days later by a cycle test of RSA (5 x 6 s, every 30 s). Resting muscle samples (Vastus lateralis) were taken to determine betam. The team-sport group had a significantly higher betam than either the endurance-trained or the untrained groups (181+/- 27 vs. 148 +/- 11 vs. 122 +/- 32 micromol H(+) g dm(-1) pH(-1) respectively; P < 0.05). The team-sport group also completed significantly more relative total work (299 +/- 27 vs. 263 +/- 31 vs. 223 +/- 21 J kg(-1), respectively; P < 0.05) and absolute total work (18.2 +/- 1.6 vs. 14.6 +/- 2.4 vs. 13.0 +/- 1.9 kJ, respectively; P < 0.05) than the endurance-trained or untrained groups during the RSA test. The team-sport group also had a greater post-exercise blood lactate concentration, but not blood pH. There was a significant correlation between betam and RSA (r = 0.67; P < 0.05). Our findings show that young females competing in team sports have a larger betam than either endurance-trained or untrained females. This may be the result of the intermittent, high-intensity activity during training and the match play of team-sport athletes. The team-sport athletes also had a greater RSA than either the endurance-trained or untrained subjects. The greater total work by team-sport athletes was predominantly due to a better performance during the early sprints of the repeated-sprint bout.
Johann Edg E; David Bishop; Stephen Hill-Haas; Brian Dawson; Carmel Goodman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2005-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1439-6319     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-07     Completed Date:  2006-09-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100954790     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Team Spart Research Group, School of Human Movement and Exercise Science, The University of Western Australia, Perth.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weights and Measures
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Lactic Acid / analysis,  blood
Muscles / chemistry*,  physiology
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Endurance*
Physical Fitness*
Reg. No./Substance:
50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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