The maximally accumulated oxygen deficit as an indicator of anaerobic capacity

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Title:
The maximally accumulated oxygen deficit as an indicator of anaerobic capacity
Author:
Scott, Christopher Ben, 1961-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine whether maximally accumulated oxygen deficit (OD) was a valid index of anaerobic capacity by distinguishing among groups of aerobically and anaerobically trained athletes. In addition, OD was correlated with commonly used anaerobic capacity/power measures. Subjects were four distance and five middle distance runners, three sprinters, and four controls. Subjects performed one 2-3 minute supra-maximal treadmill run in which blood lactates were recorded, a Wingate Bicycle Ergometer Test, and runs of 300, 400, and 600 meters. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and a Duncan's Multiple Range test. Significant differences in OD were found between: sprinters and middle distance runners vs. distance runners and controls suggesting a greater anaerobic capacity in the former two groups. Significant correlations also were found between OD and the other anaerobic tests. This study demonstrates that OD can distinguish among groups of track athletes whose events require varying levels of anaerobic metabolism. Correlations between OD and selected field tests suggest that the latter are measuring some common aspects of anaerobic ability.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Animal Physiology.; Education, Physical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Roby, Fred B.

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dc.titleThe maximally accumulated oxygen deficit as an indicator of anaerobic capacityen_US
dc.creatorScott, Christopher Ben, 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorScott, Christopher Ben, 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine whether maximally accumulated oxygen deficit (OD) was a valid index of anaerobic capacity by distinguishing among groups of aerobically and anaerobically trained athletes. In addition, OD was correlated with commonly used anaerobic capacity/power measures. Subjects were four distance and five middle distance runners, three sprinters, and four controls. Subjects performed one 2-3 minute supra-maximal treadmill run in which blood lactates were recorded, a Wingate Bicycle Ergometer Test, and runs of 300, 400, and 600 meters. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and a Duncan's Multiple Range test. Significant differences in OD were found between: sprinters and middle distance runners vs. distance runners and controls suggesting a greater anaerobic capacity in the former two groups. Significant correlations also were found between OD and the other anaerobic tests. This study demonstrates that OD can distinguish among groups of track athletes whose events require varying levels of anaerobic metabolism. Correlations between OD and selected field tests suggest that the latter are measuring some common aspects of anaerobic ability.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Animal Physiology.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Physical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRoby, Fred B.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342006en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2647542xen_US
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