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Effects of an interval training programme of the upper limbs on a wheelchair ergometer in able-bodied subjects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9774208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of a 6 weeks interval training with a wheelchair ergometer on the power and endurance of the upper limbs (UL) were studied in ten young able-bodied males. All subjects performed a maximal progressive test (10 W/2 min) on a wheelchair ergometer to measure the ventilation (VE), respiratory exchanges (VO2, VCO2) and oxygen pulse (O2p) at the maximal tolerated power (MTP) and ventilatory threshold (VT). Endurance capacity was measured with the tailored 45 min Square Wave Endurance Exercise Test (SWEET) from MTP and VT. Arm and forearm perimeters, diameters and skinfold thickness were also measured. The subjects were divided into a control group (CG n = 5) and a training group (TG n = 5; 3 SWEET sessions/week/6-week) with matched physical characteristics. Training the UL resulted in significant increases of parameters at MTP (power + 63%, peak VO2 + 33%, O2 pulse + 25%) and at VT (power + 125%, VO2 + 48%, O2 pulse + 33%). The UL diameter and perimeter significantly increased, and the skinfold thickness decreased. None of these variables showed a significant change in the CG. We conclude that this training improves specific force and endurance of the UL, by acting centrally as reflected by oxygen pulse increase, as well as peripherally as shown by morphologic changes.
N Tordi; M Gimenez; E Predine; J D Rouillon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-17     Completed Date:  1998-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-14     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
UFR STAPS, Besançon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Anaerobic Threshold / physiology
Arm / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
Case-Control Studies
Ergometry / methods
Exercise Test
Forearm / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Muscle Contraction / physiology*
Muscle, Skeletal / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Physical Education and Training*
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology
Skinfold Thickness
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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