Differences in the relationship of heart rate and blood lactate values between running on track versus inclined treadmill: Improving laboratory testing to accurately prescribe exercise intensities
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the generalisability of the heart rate-blood lactate relationship determined in laboratory testing in comparison to running over ground. This plays a crucial role to prescribe exercise intensity from laboratory results. Ten well trained runners performed a maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) pre-test and an incremental submaximal test performed at a two degrees inclined treadmill and a running track. Statistical analysis included student’s t-test of heart rate at interpolated blood lactate levels and comparison of second order polynomial regression lines. VO2max was 60,4 ± 6 ml/kg/min for men and 56,3 ± 4,3 ml/kg/min for women. There was no significant difference in heart rate at interpolated blood lactate of 3 and 4 mmol/L. There was no significant difference between heart rate values at any running velocity. A significant difference between blood lactate values was observed 14km/h (p=0,04). When considering blood lactate values up to 6mmol/L, heart rate-blood lactate relationships were similar. In conclusion, lactate threshold testing on treadmill through incremental test protocols on a two degrees incline gives similar heart rate- blood lactate relationship as running over ground and may be used to prescribe intensity in training performed over ground.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Exercse testing. lactate threshold, running, lactic acid, field testing
Sport and Fitness Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131460OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-131460DiVA: diva2:1074263
Master program in Sports Medicine
Svensson, Michael, Universitetslektor