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Muscle Oxygenation and Blood Volume Reliability during Continuous and Intermittent Running


Ihsan, M and Abbiss, CR and Lipski, M and Buchheit, M and Watson, G, Muscle Oxygenation and Blood Volume Reliability during Continuous and Intermittent Running, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 34, (7) pp. 637-645. ISSN 0172-4622 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1055/s-0032-1331771


The reliability of near infrared spectroscopy derived tissue oxygenation index (TOI) and total haemoglobin concentration (tHb) were examined during continuous (CR) and interval (INT) running. In a repeated measures design, 10 subjects twice performed 30 min of CR at 70% of their peak treadmill velocity, followed by 10 bouts of INT at 100%. Between trial reliability of mean and amplitude changes in TOI and tHb during CR were determined. Muscle de-oxygenation and re-oxygenation rates during INT were calculated using 3 analytical methods; i) linear modelling, ii) minimum and maximum values during work/rest intervals, and iii) mean values during work/rest intervals. Reliability was assessed using coefficient of variation (CV; %). During CR, mean TOI was more reliable (3.5%) compared with TOI amplitude change (34.7%), while mean tHb (12%) was similar to both absolute (9.2%) and relative (10.2%) amplitude changes. During INT, de-oxygenation rates analysed via linear modelling produced the lowest CV (7.2%), while analysis using min-max values produced the lowest CV (9.3%) for re-oxygenation rates. In conclusion, while the variables demonstrated CVs lower than reported changes in training-induced adaptations and/or differences between athletes and controls (23- 450%), practitioners are encouraged to consider the advantages/disadvantages of each method when performing their analysis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:reproducibility; time delay; near infrared spectroscopy; re-oxygenation rates; de-oxygenation rates
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Exercise physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, G (Dr Greig Watson)
ID Code:89262
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2014-02-27
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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