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Research Article, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 4 Issue: 2

Performance and Metabolic Responses of Highly-Trained Team-Sport Athletes during Repeated Sprinting in Hypoxia

Jaime D Morrison1, Dale Lovell2, Chris McLellan3 and Clare Minahan1*
1Griffith University Sports Science, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
2Sport and Exercise Science, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
3Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Corresponding author : Clare Minahan
Griffith University Sports Science, Gold Coast campus, Griffith University QLD 4222, Australia
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Received: October 17, 2014 Accepted: May 08, 2015 Published: May 11, 2015
Citation: Morrison JD, Lovell D, McLellan C, Minahan C (2015) Performance and Metabolic Responses of Highly-Trained Team-Sport Athletes during Repeated Sprinting in Hypoxia. J Athl Enhancement 4:1. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000190

Abstract

Performance and Metabolic Responses of Highly-Trained Team-Sport Athletes during Repeated Sprinting in Hypoxia

To examine the performance (i.e., peak and mean speed) and metabolic responses (i.e., O2 uptake and blood lactate concentration) of highly-trained team-sport athletes during repeated sprinting in hypoxia. Seven professional Australian-rules football players (i.e., AFL players; age, 20 ± 1 yr; stature, 190 ± 6 cm; body mass, 86.4 ± 9.8 kg) participated in this study. AFL players were required to complete ten, 6-s sprints with 24 s recovery (i.e., repeated-sprint running test; RSR test) on a non-motorised treadmill in normobaric normoxia, FiO2: 20.9% (RSN) and in normobaric hypoxia, FiO2: 14.0% (RSH). Peak and mean speed were determined, and oxygen uptake, blood lactate concentration and arterial oxygen saturation were obtained to examine metabolism.

Keywords: Altitude; AFL; Speed decrement; Anaerobic metabolism; RSA; Athlete

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