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Predicting Maximal Lactate Steady State in Children and Adults

Beneke, Ralph and Heck, Hermann and Hebestreit, Helge and Leithäuser, Renate M (2009) 'Predicting Maximal Lactate Steady State in Children and Adults.' Pediatric Exercise Science, 21 (4). pp. 493-505. ISSN 0899-8493

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The value of blood lactate concentration (BLC) measured during incremental load tests in predicting maximal lactate-steady-state (MLSS) workload has rarely been investigated in children. In 17 children and 18 adults MLSS was 4.1 +/- 0.9mmol 1(-1). Workload at BLC of 3.0mmol 1(-1) determined during an incremental load test explained about 80% of the variance (p < .001) and best predicted MLSS workload independent of age. This was despite the increase in power per time related to maximum incremental load test power being higher (p < .001) in children than in adults. The BLC response to given exercise intensities is faster in children without affecting MLSS.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Biological Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 11:43
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:20

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