Criterion and longitudinal validity of a fixeddistance incremental running test for the determination of lactate thresholds in field setting. J Strength Cond Res 26(1): 146–151, 2012—The aim of this study was to examine the criterion validity of 2 lactate thresholds (LTs, intensity corresponding to 1 mmol L21 above baseline; onset of blood lactate accumulation, intensity at 4 mmol L21) determined with a fixed-distance incremental field test by assessing their correlation with those obtained using a traditional fixed-time laboratory protocol. A second aim was to verify the longitudinal validity by examining the relationships between the changes in LTs obtained with the 2 protocols. To determine the LTs, 12 well-trained male middle and long distance amateur and competitive runners training from 4 to 7 d wk21 (age 25  years, body mass 66  kg, estimated _ VO2max 58.6 [4.9] ml min21 kg21, SD in parentheses) performed in 2 separate sessions an incremental running test on the field starting at 12 km h21 and increasing the speed by 1 km h21 every 1,200 m (FixD test) and an incremental treadmill test in the laboratory starting at 12 km h21 and increasing the speed by 1 km h21 every 6 minutes. The 2 tests were repeated after 6–12 weeks. A nearly perfect relationship was found between the running speeds at LTs determined with the 2 protocols (r = 0.95 [CI95% 0.83–0.99]; p , 0.001). The correlations between longitudinal changes in LTs were very large (0.78 [0.32–0.95; p = 0.006]). The heart rate corresponding to the LTs were notsignificantly different. This study showed the criterion and longitudinal validity of LTs determined with a protocol consisting of fixed-distance intervals performed in field setting.
|Titolo:||Criterion and longitudinal validity of a fixed-distance incremental running test for the determination of lactate thresholds in field settings|
LA TORRE, ANTONIO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||assessment; correlation; external responsiveness; LT; OBLA; protocol|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1519/JSC.0b013e31821bc313|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|