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Physiological responses to different roller skiing techniques.
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PMID:  2381308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compared the physiological responses during roller skiing with the V1 skate, kick double pole, and double pole techniques. Eight male nordic ski racers roller skied over a flat one-mile track at 14 and 18 km.h-1 using each of the three techniques under study. Heart rates and oxygen uptakes were measured during the last minute of each bout, ratings of perceived exertion were requested immediately after each bout, and capillary blood lactate concentrations were determined 3 min after each bout. The double pole technique was found to be significantly more economical (P less than 0.05) than the other techniques, as demonstrated by a 12% lower oxygen consumption. No differences were found between the V1 skate and the kick double pole techniques for any of the variables studied. The findings of similar physiological responses with the V1 skate and kick double pole techniques suggest that these techniques should induce similar cardiovascular adaptations when roller skiing at the same speed on flat terrain.
M D Hoffman; P S Clifford; P J Foley; A G Brice
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-11     Completed Date:  1990-09-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-6     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Physical Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena*
Lactates / blood
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Physical Endurance / physiology*
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