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ERIC Number: ED106260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 9
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Athletes and Sedentary Individuals: An Intergroup Comparison Utilizing a Pulmonary Function Ratio Obtained During Submaximal Exercise.
Maud, Peter J.
A pulmonary function ratio describing oxygen extraction from alveolar ventilation was used for an intergroup comparison between three groups of athletes (rugby, basketball, and football players) and one group of sedentary subjects during steady-state submaximal exercise. The ratio and its component parts are determined from only three gas fractions: (a) alveolar carbon dioxide, (b) expired carbon dioxide, and (c) expired oxygen. Exercise was conducted on a bicycle ergometer at a power load of 900 kpm/min, and an open circuit method, adapted for the determination of end-tidal carbon dioxide, was used for gas analysis. Significant differences (.025 level) were found between each of the three athletic groups and the sedentary group, but no differences were found between the athletic groups. Athletes had a higher pulmonary function ratio, a higher oxygen extraction, and a lower alveolar ventilation than the sedentary subjects. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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