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Respiratory function during warm-up exercise in athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9142562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The theme of the present study is to stress the importance of duration of warm-up exercise on respiratory functions in athletes. Significant improvements in athletic performance was achieved due to warm-up exercise owing to increase in blood flow, muscle and core temperature. The optimum intensity and duration are required to bring about the desired warm-up. A close examination on respiratory functions and its relationship with exercise has not been studied extensively. The present investigation is to explore the various respiratory functions in relation to the intensity and duration in preadolescent athletes before and after warm-up exercise. The results show a significant increase in vital capacity after 25 min and a significant reduction in FEV0.5, FEF75% and FEF25-75% after 45 min of warm-up exercise. The results suggest that a warm-up exercise of short duration (25 min) and mild intensity was beneficial than long duration (45 min) and intense exercise. Although the performance of athletes was not directly measured during exercise, these data demonstrate the benefit of warm-up.
Authors:
C Kesavachandran; S Shashidhar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0019-5499     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-18     Completed Date:  1997-08-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374707     Medline TA:  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Physiological Chemistry Research Lab., School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child
Exercise / physiology*
Forced Expiratory Volume / physiology
Humans
Male
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate / physiology
Respiration / physiology*
Respiratory Function Tests
Sports
Time Factors
Vital Capacity / physiology

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