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Is maximal lactate steady state during intermittent cycling different for active compared with passive recovery?
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PMID:  23030656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of recovery type (passive vs. active) during prolonged intermittent exercises on the blood lactate concentration (MLSS) and work rate (MLSS(wint)) at maximal lactate steady state. Nineteen male trained cyclists were divided into 2 groups for the determination of MLSS(wint) using passive (maximal oxygen uptake = 58.1 ± 3.5 mL·kg(-1)·min(-1); N = 9) or active recovery (maximal oxygen uptake = 60.3 ± 9.0 mL·kg(-1)·min(-1); N = 10). They performed the following tests, on different days, on a cycle ergometer: (i) incremental test until exhaustion to determine maximal oxygen uptake; (ii) 2 to 3 continuous submaximal constant work rate tests (CWRT) for the determination of the work rate at continuous maximal lactate steady state (MLSS(wcont)); and (iii) 2 to 3 intermittent submaximal CWRT (7 × 4 min and 1 × 2 min, with 2-min recovery) with either passive or active recovery for the determination of MLSS(wint). MLSS(wint) was significantly higher when compared with MLSS(wcont) for both passive recovery (294.7 ± 32.2 vs. 258.7 ± 24.5 W, respectively) and active recovery groups (300.5 ± 23.9 vs. 273.2 ± 21.5 W, respectively). The percentage increments in MLSS(wint) were similar between conditions (passive = 13% vs. active = 10%). MLSS (mmol·L(-1)) was not significantly different between MLSS(wcont) and MLSS(wint) for either passive recovery (4.50 ± 2.10 vs. 5.61 ± 1.78, respectively) and active recovery (4.06 ± 1.49 vs. 4.91 ± 1.91, respectively) conditions. We can conclude that using a work/rest ratio of 2:1, MLSS(wint) was ∼10%-13% higher than MLSS(wcont), irrespective of the recovery type performed during prolonged intermittent exercises.
Camila Coelho Greco; Luis Fabiano Barbosa; Renato Aparecido Corrêa Caritá; Benedito Sérgio Denadai
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1715-5312     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101264333     Medline TA:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Human Performance Laboratory, UNESP Av. 24A, 1515 - Bela Vista - 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil.
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