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Optimal Formula V̇O 2max -to-mass ratio for performance among elite male cross-country skiers
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine. School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine. School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University.
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2015 (English)In: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 1179-1543, E-ISSN 1179-1543, Vol. 6, p. 353-360Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was 1) to validate the 0.5 body-mass exponent for maximal. oxygen uptake [Formula: see text] as the optimal predictor of performance in a 15 km classical-technique skiing competition among elite male cross-country skiers and 2) to evaluate the influence of distance covered on the body-mass exponent for [Formula: see text] among elite male skiers. Twenty-four elite male skiers (age: 21.4±3.3 years [mean ± standard deviation]) completed an incremental treadmill roller-skiing test to determine their [Formula: see text]. Performance data were collected from a 15 km classical-technique cross-country skiing competition performed on a 5 km course. Power-function modeling (ie, an allometric scaling approach) was used to establish the optimal body-mass exponent for [Formula: see text] to predict the skiing performance. The optimal power-function models were found to be [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text], which explained 69% and 81% of the variance in skiing speed, respectively. All the variables contributed to the models. Based on the validation results, it may be recommended that [Formula: see text] divided by the square root of body mass (mL · min(-1) · kg(-0.5)) should be used when elite male skiers' performance capability in 15 km classical-technique races is evaluated. Moreover, the body-mass exponent for [Formula: see text] was demonstrated to be influenced by the distance covered, indicating that heavier skiers have a more pronounced positive pacing profile (ie, race speed gradually decreasing throughout the race) compared to that of lighter skiers.

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2015. Vol. 6, p. 353-360
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allometric scaling, cross-country skiing, maximal oxygen uptake, pacing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146868DOI: 10.2147/OAJSM.S93174PubMedID: 26719730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-146868DiVA, id: diva2:1199399
Available from: 2018-04-20 Created: 2018-04-20 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved

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