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Supramaximal testing to confirm attainment of VO2max in sedentary men and women.
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PMID:  19199208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supramaximal testing is widely used to verify VO2max attainment, yet its efficacy in sedentary subjects is unknown. The aim of the study was to test this hypothesis in men and women completing maximal cycle ergometry. Fifteen sedentary subjects (age=22.4+/-3.9 year) completed incremental exercise, and returned at least 24 h later to complete constant load exercise at 105% peak work rate (Wmax). Another group of nine sedentary men and women (age=21.8+/-5 year) completed supramaximal exercise at 115% Wmax 1-1.5 h after incremental exercise. During exercise, gas exchange data and heart rate (HR) were continuously obtained. VO2max was similar (p>0.05) between incremental and supramaximal exercise in subjects in the first (32.32+/-4.81 mL/kg/min vs. 31.80+/-5.35 mL/kg/min) and second subset (40.63+/-3.61 mL/kg/min vs. 41.66+/-5.55 mL/kg/min). Maximal HR was lower (p<0.05) with supramaximal exercise, yet respiratory exchange ratio was higher (p<0.05). Test-retest reliability (r=0.81-0.89, p<0.05) for VO2max was high during repeated bouts of supramaximal testing. Findings support use of this protocol to confirm VO2max attainment in healthy, sedentary men and women completing incremental cycle ergometry.
T A Astorino; A C White; L C Dalleck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1439-3964     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-26     Completed Date:  2009-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology, CSU-San Marcos, San Marcos, 92096-0001, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology
Exercise Test / methods*
Heart Rate / physiology*
Motor Activity / physiology
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology
Reproducibility of Results
Young Adult

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