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Glass Becky; Wilson, Dennis; Blessing, Danny; Miller, Edie
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: February 1995
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ABSTRACTThis study compared the physiological costs of suspended deep water running (SDWR) to hard surface running (HSR). Two questions were asked: Does one achieve the same maximum physiological responses while running suspended in deep water as compared to running on a hard surface? Are comparable physiological responses elicited at similar RPEs? Twenty subjects performed an incremental running test both on a treadmill and suspended in deep water. Variables analyzed were JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngO2, HR, JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngE, R, and [LA]. Greater max JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngO2 and max HR values were found for HSR; however, higher max lactate values were noted for SDWR. Significantly higher JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngO2 and HR values were found for HSR at moderate and high RPEs. Subjects did not achieve similar maximum responses during SDWR as compared to HSR, and training intensity based on RPE did not elicit similar physiological responses for SDWR and HSR.

This study compared the physiological costs of suspended deep water running (SDWR) to hard surface running (HSR). Two questions were asked: Does one achieve the same maximum physiological responses while running suspended in deep water as compared to running on a hard surface? Are comparable physiological responses elicited at similar RPEs? Twenty subjects performed an incremental running test both on a treadmill and suspended in deep water. Variables analyzed were JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngO2, HR, JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngE, R, and [LA]. Greater max JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngO2 and max HR values were found for HSR; however, higher max lactate values were noted for SDWR. Significantly higher JOURNAL/jscr/04.02/00124278-199502000-00004/ENTITY_OV0312/v/2017-07-20T235148Z/r/image-pngO2 and HR values were found for HSR at moderate and high RPEs. Subjects did not achieve similar maximum responses during SDWR as compared to HSR, and training intensity based on RPE did not elicit similar physiological responses for SDWR and HSR.

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