VO2 attained during treadmill running: the influence of a specialist (400-m or 800-m) event.

David V B James, Leigh E. Sandals, Stephen B. Draper, Sara Maldonado-Martin, Dan M. Wood

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PURPOSE: Previously it has been observed that, in well-trained 800-m athletes, VO2max is not attained during middle-distance running events on a treadmill, even when a race-type pacing strategy is adopted. Therefore, the authors investigated whether specialization in a particular running distance (400-m or 800-m) influences the VO2 attained during running on a treadmill. METHODS: Six 400-m and six 800-m running specialists participated in the study.A 400-m trial and a progressive test to determine VO2max were completed in a counterbalanced order. Oxygen uptakes attained during the 400-m trial were compared to examine the influence of specialist event. RESULTS: A VO2 plateau was observed in all participants for the progressive test, demonstrating the attainment of VO2max. The VO2max values were 56.2 +/- 4.7 and 69.3 +/- 4.5 mL x kg-1 x min-1 for the 400-m- and 800-m-event specialists, respectively (P = .0003). Durations for the 400-m trial were 55.1 +/- 4.2 s and 55.8 +/- 2.3 s for the 400-m- and 800-m-event specialists, respectively. The VO2 responses achieved were 93.1% +/- 2.0% and 85.7% +/- 3.0% VO2max for the 400-m- and 800-m-event specialists, respectively (P = .001). CONCLUSIONS: These results demonstrate that specialist running events do appear to influence the percentage of VO2max achieved in the 400-m trial, with the 800-m specialists attaining a lower percentage of VO2max than the 400-m specialists. The 400-m specialists appear to compensate for a lower VO2max by attaining a higher percentage VO2max during a 400-m trial.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-136
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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James, David V B ; Sandals, Leigh E. ; Draper, Stephen B. ; Maldonado-Martin, Sara ; Wood, Dan M. / VO2 attained during treadmill running: the influence of a specialist (400-m or 800-m) event. In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2007 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 128-136.
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VO2 attained during treadmill running: the influence of a specialist (400-m or 800-m) event. / James, David V B; Sandals, Leigh E.; Draper, Stephen B.; Maldonado-Martin, Sara; Wood, Dan M.

In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Vol. 2, No. 2, 06.2007, p. 128-136.

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