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Exercise intensity conversion from a bicycle ergometer to a treadmill.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1798325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the evaluation of the general functional fitness and/or work capacity of subjects for the purpose of exercise diagnostics, physical fitness enhancement in untrained healthy subjects or sportsmen and exercise rehabilitation of patients, two types of ergometers are generally used: a bicycle ergometer and a treadmill. To facilitate the conversion of results of functional examinations made in the laboratory to field conditions, where, as a rule, physical activity is performed, the intensity of exercise assessed on the bicycle ergometer must be converted to that on a treadmill and vice versa. Measurements on a bicycle ergometer and treadmill in differently trained groups of men can be supplemented with data from the literature to develop a general equation which relates exercise intensity on the bicycle ergometer P ( and running speed on the treadmill v (km.h-1) as v = 3.544.P +/- 0.625. In the submaximal range of exercise intensities (20-80% of maximal aerobic power) this relationship is independent on the training status, age, body weight, strength and speed capacity of the subjects examined. The above equation may be used in the submaximal exercise intensity range with a maximum error of about 12% or less.
V Bunc; J Heller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-16     Completed Date:  1992-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  490-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physical Culture Research Institute, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Energy Metabolism
Exercise Test*
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Education and Training
Physical Fitness / physiology*

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