The efficacy of ergometry determined heart rates for flatwater kayak training

Van Someren, K.A. and Oliver, J.E. (2002) The efficacy of ergometry determined heart rates for flatwater kayak training. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 23(1), pp. 28-32. ISSN (print) 0172-4622

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The aim of this study was to investigate the use of incremental ergometry determined heart rate training intensities for the control of kayak ergometer and open water kayak training. Eight well-trained male kayakers completed a maximal incremental exercise test on an air-braked kayak ergometer for the determination of LT(1) (the power output at which blood lactate concentration increased by > or = 1 mmol x L(-1)), the associated heart rate (HR-LT(1)), VO(2)peak, maximal heart rate and maximal aerobic power. Subjects then performed 20 min trials of kayak ergometry (E), open water kayaking in a single kayak (K1) and open water kayaking in a four-seat kayak (K4) at HR-LT(1). During the three trials, heart rate was continuously measured, and blood lactate concentration, rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and stroke rate were determined every 5 min. In all trials, exercise at HR-LT(1) resulted in stable blood lactate concentrations and a stable RPE. Comparison of the three trials demonstrated that the only difference was for RPE, which was lower in (K4) than in (E), (p < 0.05). The results demonstrate that the prescription of HR-LT(1) elicits similar blood lactate concentrations during kayak ergometer and open water kayak training in both single and team boats.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lactate threshold, kayak ergometry, training prescription, individual anaerobic threshold, ventilatory threshold, exercise, lactate, performance, intensity, variables, cycle, tests
Research Area: Sports-related studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 11:16
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