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Reproducibility of Endurance Performance on a Treadmill Using a Preloaded Time Trial


Russell, RD and Redmann, SM and Ravussin, E and Hunter, GR and Larson-Meyer, DE, Reproducibility of Endurance Performance on a Treadmill Using a Preloaded Time Trial, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36, (4) pp. 717-724. ISSN 0195-9131 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2004 by the American College of Sports Medicine

DOI: doi:10.1249/01.MSS.0000121954.95892.C8


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to establish a highly reproducible test to measure endurance performance in runners.

METHODS: We evaluated the reproducibility of endurance performance during a 10-km time trial performed on a treadmill after a 90-min preload run at 65% of maximal oxygen uptake VO2max). After screening and a practice test, eight endurance runners (4 men, 4 women, 33.4 +/- 10.1 yr, VO2max = 60.3 +/- 6.3 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1) in men and 51.8 +/- 2.2 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1) in women, mean +/- SD) completed two preloaded time trial tests spaced 3-4 wk apart in men and one menstrual cycle apart in women. A high-carbohydrate diet (15% protein, 10% fat, 75% carbohydrate) was provided the day before both tests.

RESULTS: Runners completed time trial 1 and time trial 2 in 45:41 +/- 4:45 and 45:24 +/- 5:03 min:s, respectively (43:29 +/- 5:02 and 43:12 +/- 5:14 min:s for men and 47:53 +/- 3:47 and 47:35 +/- 4:23 min:s for women, trials 1 and 2, respectively). The within-subject coefficient of variation for 10-km time was 1.00% +/- 0.25% (point estimate +/- estimated standard error) (0.54% +/- 0.19% for men and 1.26% +/- 0.45% for women).

CONCLUSION: These results suggest that performance measured as time to complete a 10-km time trial on a treadmill after a 90-min preload is extremely reliable and may be useful for future research assessing the effect of diet, ergogenic substances, or training methods on endurance running performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:endurance running reproducibility
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Zoology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Russell, RD (Dr Ryan Russell)
ID Code:96010
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:32
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-10-15
Last Modified:2014-11-17

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