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Relationship between VO(2max) and repeated sprint ability using non-motorised treadmill ergometry.
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PMID:  17557056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between maximal oxygen uptake (Vo(2max)) and repeated sprint ability (RSA) using non-motorised treadmill ergometry. METHODS: Ten male participants (mean [standard deviation] VO(2max): 57.5 [2.1] mL x kg(-1).min(-1)) completed a RSA test (10, 6-s sprints with 34-s recovery) on a non-motorised treadmill. Oxygen consumption (VO(2)) and heart rate (HR) were measured during the RSA test and the decrement of performance fatigue (%(d)) was calculated for the performance indices mean maximal speed (MxSp) and average power output (AvPO). RESULTS: There were significant relationships between VO(2max) and the %(d) MxSp (r=-0.75, P<0.05) and VO(2max) and the %(d) AvPO (r=-0.69, P<0.05). There were also significant relationships between VO(2max) and HR recovery (r=0.56, P<0.05) and VO(2max) and VO(2) recovery (r=0.7, P<0.01). However, while no significant relationships were reported between HR recovery and %(d) MxSp (r= 0.45, P>0.05) and HR recovery and %(d) AvPO (r=-0.52, P>0.05), significant relationships were observed between VO(2) recovery and %(d) MxSp (r=-0.75, P<0.05) and between VO(2) recovery and %(d) AvPO (r=-0.77, P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggest that VO(2max) may be an important factor determining RSA during repeated, high-intensity running-based exercise, such as field hockey, rugby and soccer.
P I Brown; M G Hughes; R J Tong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-08     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Sport Science Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ergometry / methods*
Heart Rate / physiology
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Running / physiology*

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