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Pulmonary O2 uptake on-kinetics in sprint- and endurance-trained athletes.
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PMID:  17510672     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary O2 uptake kinetics during "step" exercise have not been characterized in young, sprint-trained (SPT), athletes. Therefore, the objective of this study was to test the hypotheses that SPT athletes would have (i) slower phase II kinetics and (ii) a greater oxygen uptake "slow component" when compared with endurance-trained (ENT) athletes. Eight sub-elite SPT athletes (mean (+/-SD) age=25 (+/-7) y; mass=80.3 (+/-7.3) kg) and 8 sub-elite ENT athletes (age=28 (+/-4) y; mass=73.2 (+/-5.1) kg) completed a ramp incremental cycle ergometer test, a Wingate 30 s anaerobic sprint test, and repeat "step" transitions in work rate from 20 W to moderate- and severe-intensity cycle exercise, during which pulmonary oxygen uptake was measured breath by breath. The phase II oxygen uptake kinetics were significantly slower in the SPT athletes both for moderate (time constant, tau; SPT 32 (+/-4) s vs. ENT 17 (+/-3) s; p<0.01) and severe (SPT 32 (+/-12) s vs. ENT 20 (+/-6) s; p<0.05) exercise. The amplitude of the slow component (derived by exponential modelling) was not significantly different between the groups (SPT 0.55 (+/-0.12) L.min(-1) vs. ENT 0.50 (+/-0.22) L.min(-1)), but the increase in oxygen uptake between 3 and 6 min of severe exercise was greater in the SPT athletes (SPT 0.37 (+/-0.08) L.min(-1) vs. ENT 0.20 (+/-0.09) L.min(-1); p<0.01). The phase II tau was significantly correlated with indices of aerobic exercise performance (e.g., peak oxygen uptake (moderate-intensity r=-0.88, p<0.01; severe intensity r=-0.62; p<0.05), whereas the relative amplitude of the oxygen uptake slow component was significantly correlated with indices of anaerobic exercise performance (e.g., Wingate peak power output; r=0.77; p<0.01). Thus, it could be concluded that sub-elite SPT athletes have slower phase II oxygen uptake kinetics and a larger oxygen uptake slow component compared with sub-elite ENT athletes. It appears that indices of aerobic and anaerobic exercise performance differentially influence the fundamental and slow components of the oxygen uptake kinetics.
Nicolas J A Berger; Andrew M Jones
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1715-5312     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-18     Completed Date:  2007-08-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264333     Medline TA:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, St. Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology
Lung / physiology*
Oxygen Consumption*
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Running / physiology
Sports / physiology*
Track and Field / physiology

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