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Physiologic responses during indoor cycling

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dc.contributor.author Battista, Rebecca A. spa
dc.contributor.author Foster, Carl spa
dc.contributor.author Andrew, Jessica spa
dc.contributor.author Wright, Glenn spa
dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro spa
dc.contributor.author Porcari, John P. spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:26:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:26:42Z
dc.date.issued 2008 spa
dc.identifier.citation Battista, R. A., Foster, C., Andrew, J., Wright, G., Lucía-Mulas, A., & Porcari, J. P. (2008). Physiologic responses during indoor cycling. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(4), 1236-1241. spa
dc.identifier.issn 15334287 spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/967
dc.description.abstract During the last decade, there has been active interest in indoor cycling (e.g., spinning) as a method of choreographed group exercise. Recent studies have suggested that exercise intensity during indoor cycling may be quite high and may transiently exceed Vo2max. This study sought to confirm these findings, as the apparent high intensity of indoor cycling has implications for both the efficacy and the risk of indoor cycling as an exercise method. Twenty healthy female students performed an incremental exercise test to define Vo2max and performed 2 videotaped indoor exercise classes lasting 45 minutes and 35 minutes. Vo2, heart rate (HR), and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were measured during the indoor cycling classes, with Vo2 data integrated in 30-second intervals. The mean %Vo2max during the indoor cycling classes was modest (74 +/- 14% Vo2max and 66 +/- 14%Vo2max, respectively). However, 52% and 35% of the time during the 45- and 35-minute classes was spent at intensities greater than the ventilatory threshold (VT). The HR response indicated that 35% and 38% of the session time was above the HR associated with VT. In 10 of the 40 exercise sessions, there were segments in which the momentary Vo2 exceeded Vo2max observed during incremental testing, and the cumulative time with exercise intensity greater than Vo2max ranged from 0.5 to 14.0 minutes. It can be concluded that although the intensity of indoor cycling in healthy, physically active women is moderate, there are frequent observations of transient values of Vo2 exceeding Vo2max, and a substantial portion of the exercise bouts at intensities greater than VT. As such, the data suggest that indoor cycling must be considered a high-intensity exercise mode of exercise training, which has implications for both efficacy and risk. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.subject.other Exercise Test* spa
dc.subject.other Bicycling/*Physiology spa
dc.subject.other Oxygen Consumption/*Physiology spa
dc.subject.other Female spa
dc.subject.other Heart Rate/Physiology spa
dc.subject.other Humans spa
dc.subject.other Physical Exertion/Physiology spa
dc.subject.other Pulmonary Ventilation/Physiology spa
dc.title Physiologic responses during indoor cycling spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 0.815 JCR (2008) Q3, 46/71 Sport sciences spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318173dbc4 spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Efectos fisiológicos spa
dc.subject.unesco Deporte spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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