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ERIC Number: ED109100
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Metabolic Effects of Chronic Heavy Physical Training on Male Age Group Swimmers.
Caffrey, Garret P.; And Others
This study attempts to appraise the effectiveness of chronic heavy exercise on 13 male swimmers from 10 to 17 years of age. The experimental group trained six days a week, often with more than one workout per day. During this period, the principles of interval training were employed in conjunction with high-intensity swimming. At the completion of training, each subject rode a bicycle ergometer at 60 revolutions per minute, with varying workloads, in order to test maximal aerobic capacity. The maximal oxygen consumption test consisted of three exercise periods, each four minutes long, with a recovery time between exercise periods of ten minutes. On the basis of the data obtained from the investigation, it was concluded that age-group swimmers possess significantly higher aerobic power than untrained males of the same age. In addition, it is felt that due to chronic heavy physical training, this high level of cardiovascular fitness is maintained throughout the entire training year. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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