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VersaClimbing elicits higher VO2max than does treadmill running or rowing ergometry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7723649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Collegiate varsity oarswomen and coxswain (N = 11) completed maximal aerobic exercise tests on a treadmill, a rowing ergometer, and a simulated climbing machine. Successful completion of each test was evidenced by a plateau in oxygen consumption in response to increasing work rates. VO2max (l.min-1), and minute ventilation (VE, l.min-1) at VO2max were significantly greater (P < 0.05) during simulated climbing compared to treadmill running and rowing ergometry. Maximal heart rate (beats.min-1) was significantly greater (P < 0.05) during climbing and running than during rowing. Findings indicate that progressive, incremental, whole-body climbing exercise elicits significantly greater VO2max values for collegiate oarswomen and coxswain than does graded treadmill running or progressive rowing ergometry.
Authors:
C J Brahler; S E Blank
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-25     Completed Date:  1995-05-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-54     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Washington State University, Pullman 99164-1410, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Exercise / physiology*
Female
Heart Rate
Humans
Oxygen Consumption*
Respiratory Mechanics
Running / physiology*
Sports / physiology*

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