Simplified method and program for incremental exercise protocol development

Robergs, Robert A. (2007) Simplified method and program for incremental exercise protocol development. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, 10(2), pp. 1-23.

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Abstract

There is currently no simplified method to assist exercise physiologists in developing incremental protocols tailored to each individual. The purpose of this project was to develop a computer program to automatically and rapidly compute needed features of an incremental exercise protocol, such as the initial (stage 1) intensity, stage duration and intensity increments in order to attain VO2max within a pre-determined and entered total protocol duration. Such a program was developed using LabVIEW (National Instruments, Austin TX), and based on data generated from the program, charts were developed to assist exercise physiologists in developing protocols with manual computation. The additional findings from the project were that treadmills need grade increments as low as 0.1 to support protocol development across a range of VO 2max values, linear VO2 increment/stage rates, and short stage durations. In addition, to keep protocol durations between 8 and 12 min, endurance trained subjects should start a protocol at a moderate intensity, thereby allowing for VO2 increments that remain below 5 mL/kg/min/min.

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ID Code: 96829
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cycling; Running; Treadmill walking; VO2max
ISSN: 1097-9751
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2016 23:46
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 00:49

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