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A conceptual framework for performance diagnosis and training prescription from submaximal gas exchange parameters--theory and application.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15702455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first part of this article intends to give an applicable framework for the evaluation of endurance capacity as well as for the derivation of exercise prescription by the use of two gas exchange thresholds: aerobic (AerTGE) and anaerobic (AnTGE). AerT GE corresponds to the first increase in blood lactate during incremental exercise whereas AnTGE approximates the maximal lactate steady state. With very few constraints, they are valid in competitive athletes, sedentary subjects, and patients. In the second part of the paper, the practical application of gas exchange thresholds in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies is described, thereby further validating the 2-threshold model. It is shown that AerTGE and AnTGE can reliably distinguish between different states of endurance capacity and that they can well detect training-induced changes. Factors influencing their relationship to the maximal oxygen uptake are discussed. Finally, some approaches of using gas exchange thresholds for exercise prescription in athletes, healthy subjects, and chronically diseased patients are addressed.
T Meyer; A Lucía; C P Earnest; W Kindermann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  26 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-09     Completed Date:  2005-05-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S38-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anaerobic Threshold / physiology
Exercise / physiology
Lactic Acid / blood*
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology*
Reproducibility of Results
Reg. No./Substance:
50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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