KILDING, A. E., WINTER, E. M. and FYSH, M. (2006). Moderate-domain pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics and endurance running performance. Journal of sports sciences, 24 (9), 1013-1022.Full text not available from this repository.
<p>The aims of this study were to determine if the primary time constant (T) for oxygen uptake (VO<sub>2</sub>) at the onset of moderate-intensity treadmill exercise is related to endurance running performance, and to establish if T could be considered a determinant of endurance running performance. Thirty-six endurance trained male runners performed a series of laboratory tests, on separate days, to determine maximal oxygen uptake (VO<sub>2 max</sub>), the ventilatory threshold (V<sub>T</sub>) and running economy. In addition, runners completed six transitions from walking (4 km . h<sup>-1</sup>) to moderate-intensity running (80% V<sub>T</sub>) for the determination of the VO<sub>2</sub> primary time constant and mean response time. During all tests, pulmonary gas-exchange was measured breath-by-breath. Endurance running performance was determined using a treadmill 5-km time-trial, after which runners were considered as combined performers (n=36) and, using a ranking system, high performers (n=10) and low performers (n=10). Relationships between T and endurance running performance were quantified using correlation coefficients (r). Stepwise multiple regression was used to determine the primary predictor variables of endurance running performance in combined performers. Moderate correlations were observed between T, mean response time and endurance running performance, but only for the combined performers (r=-0.55, P=0.001 and r=-0.50, P=0.002, respectively). The regression model for predicting 5-km performance did not include T or mean response time. The velocity at VO<sub>2 max</sub> was strongly correlated to endurance running performance in all groups (r=0.72 - 0.84, P < 0.01) and contributed substantially to the prediction of performance. In conclusion, the results suggest that despite their role in determining the oxygen deficit and having a moderate relationship with endurance running performance, neither T nor mean response time is a primary determinant of endurance running performance.</p>
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Sport and Exercise Science|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||18 Dec 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2009 18:23|
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