Bottoms, Lindsay (2011) ‘Physiological responses and energy expenditure to simulated epee fencing in elite female fencers’, Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 5(1), pp. 17-20.
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Understanding the physiological and energy expenditure responses required during the unique nature of fencing is important for the development of training/nutritional programmes for athletes involved in fencing. This study therefore examined the physiological responses of four elite female epee fencers during a simulated fencing task. Peak physiological measurements were determined during an incremental exercise test to exhaustion on a treadmill. In addition, oxygen consumption, heart rate and finger tip blood lactate samples were taken throughout a series of simulated fencing fights. The fencing fights consisted of 3 x 3 minutes of fencing, with 1 minute rest between each bout. The results demonstrated peak oxygen uptake (47±5 ml·kg·min-1) to be similar to that of other elite female fencers. High peak energy expenditures were elicited over short exercise durations (range 10.6–11.4 Kcal·min-1). Low blood lactate levels were evident and possibly due to the contribution of phosphocreatine for ATP regeneration.
|Divisions:||Schools > Health, Sports and Bioscience, School of|
|Additional Information:||Citation: Bottoms, L. (2011) 'Physiological responses and energy expenditure to simulated epee fencing in elite female fencers'. Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 5(1), pp. 17-20..|
|Date Deposited:||07 Dec 2011 18:59|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2012 12:00|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Grace|