VersaClimbing Elicits Higher VO2 max Than Does Treadmill Running or Rowing Ergometry
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Collegiate varsity oarswomen and coxswain (N = 11) completed maximal aerobic exercise tests on a treadmill, a rowing ergometer, and a simulated climbing machine. Successful completion of each test was evidenced by a plateau in oxygen consumption in response to increasing work rates. VO2 max (l-min-1), and minute ventilation (VE, l-min-1) at VO2 max were significantly greater (P < 0.05) during simulated climbing compared to treadmill running and rowing ergometry. Maximal heart rate (beats-min-1) was significantly greater (P < 0.05) during climbing and running than during rowing. Findings indicate that progressive, incremental, whole-body climbing exercise elicits significantly greater VO2 max values for collegiate oarswomen and coxswain than does graded treadmill running or progressive rowing ergometry.
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Brahler, C. Jayne and Blank, Sally E., "VersaClimbing Elicits Higher VO2 max Than Does Treadmill Running or Rowing Ergometry" (1995). Health and Sport Science Faculty Publications. 53.