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Physiological Responses to Two Wheelchair-Racing Exercise Protocols

Cooper, RA and Baldini, FD and Boninger, ML and Cooper, R (2001) Physiological Responses to Two Wheelchair-Racing Exercise Protocols. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 15 (3). 191 - 195. ISSN 1545-9683

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Objective: This study investigated the blood lactate accumulation during two wheelchair-racing protocols. During exercise, energy is required, which causes me tabolism to increase and blood lactate to accumulate. Proper training can reduce the amount of blood lactate accumulation and increase tolerance to blood lactate accu mulation during aerobic exercise. Methods: Eleven male wheelchair elite track ath letes with a spinal cord injury were tested to determine their blood lactate response to speed and resistance workouts. A computer-monitored wheelchair dynamometer was used during all exercise tests. The order of the test (e.g., speed or resistance work- out) was randomized. Blood pressure and blood samples were taken immediately be fore and after completion of each exercise test. Results: The difference between the blood lactate concentrations before and after testing were 8 56 ± 4.42, and 11.67 ± 4.69 mM for the resistance and speed tests, respectively. Conclusions: Our results showed that the blood lactate responses were significantly different for the resistance and speed workouts. © 2001, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Baldini, FD
Boninger, MLboninger@pitt.eduBONINGER0000-0001-6966-919X
Cooper, Rcooperrm@pitt.eduCOOPERRM
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 January 2001
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Volume: 15
Number: 3
Page Range: 191 - 195
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1177/154596830101500306
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1545-9683
MeSH Headings: Adult; Anaerobic Threshold--physiology; Blood Pressure--physiology; Blood Volume--physiology; Exercise--physiology; Exercise Therapy--methods; Humans; Lactic Acid--blood; Male; Physical Fitness--physiology; Spinal Cord Injuries--physiopathology; Spinal Cord Injuries--rehabilitation; Sports; Wheelchairs
PubMed ID: 11944740
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 21:36
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 14:55


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