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Physiological responses of triathletes to maximal swimming, cycling, and running.

KOHRT, WENDY M.; MORGAN, DON W.; BATES, BRADFORD; SKINNER, JAMES S.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: February 1987
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KOHRT, W. M., D. W. MORGAN, B. BATES, and J. S. SKINNER. Physiological responses of triathletes to maximal swimming, cycling, and running. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 51-55, 1987. The objectives of this study were to: (a) develop a physiological profile for a group of trained triathletes and (b) determine whether multiple modes of training result in general or specific adaptations. [latin capital V with dot above]O2max of 13 trained triathletes (mean = 29.5 yr) was measured during treadmill running (TR), cycle ergometry (CE), and tethered swimming (TS) over a 6-wk period encompassing a half-triathlon (1.2 mile swim/56 mile bike/13.1 mile run). Most subjects performed two tests in each mode. Since test-retest reliability coefficients for TR, CE, and TS [latin capital V with dot above]O2max were 0.97, 0.93, and 0.97, respectively, results were averaged:

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