Physiological responses at various lactate markers for running at 4 and 8 minute treadmill increments

Gavin, J. P., Myers, S. D. and Willems, M. E. T. (2013) Physiological responses at various lactate markers for running at 4 and 8 minute treadmill increments. Sport Scientific and Practical Aspects: International Scientific Journal of Kinesiology, 10 (1). pp. 5-14. ISSN 1840-4561

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We compared physiological responses corresponding to speeds at plasma lactate markers between incremental treadmill running of 4 and 8 min stages in fifteen healthy men (23 ± 4 yrs, 1.78 ± 0.49 m, 72.7 ± 10.8 kg).Treadmill speed, oxygen uptake (V O2), heartrate (HR), rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and plasma lactate were measured for each stage, and calculated at: fixed blood lactate accumulation (FBLA) 4.0 mmol/L, an initial 1 mmol/L rise, deviation maximum (D max), lactate threshold (LT) and log-log LT. There was no effect (p>0.05) of stage duration on speed, V O2, HR and RPE at fixed markers. For 8 min stages, speed was lower at modelled markers: D max (-1.1 km/h; p=0.001), LT (-0.9 km/h; p=0.008) and log-log LT (-0.8 km/h; p=0.006), yet RPE was higher and V O2 lower for LT (1.1, p= 0.02; -0.27 L/min, p=0.01) and log-log LT (1.4, p=0.03; -0.29 L/min, p=0.002). Lactate and V O2 were greater at 8km/h for 4 min (p=0.0001), then similar until 11 km/h, with a trend towards elevated plasma lactate for 4 min thereafter. When applying lactate threshold markers to assess physiological responses to incremental running, protocols using prolonged stage durations may underestimate marker running speed.

Publication Type: Articles
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Sport Scientific and Practical Aspects®. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Incremental exercise, lactate markers, oxygen uptake, stage duration, threshold
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Research Entities > CCASES
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Depositing User: Mark Willems
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 14:28
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 09:38

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