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Ventilatory sounds as an index of exercise intensity

by Mertens, Robert Winston

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Ventilatory Sounds as an Index of Exerciçe Intensity Master of Science 1998 Robert Winston Mertens Graduate Department of Community Health University of Toronto Young male subjects were randomly divided into 2 groups to determine the relationships between the phrases "can hear their breathing " (n=8) / "cm readily hear their breathing" (n=9)and exercise intensity. Peak heart rate (HR peak) and the first ventilatory threshold (VTI) were determined from a maximal cycle ergometry test using a SensorMedics 2900 metabolic cari. On 3 separate occasions, subjects' breathing frequency (BF) and HR were recorded using a strain gauge and electrocardiograph (ECG) respectively while pedalling a cycle ergorneter against an increasing resistance of 150 kpm (25 watts) per minute until they could "cm hear their breathing" or "can readily hear their breathing " . The 2 phrases are not significantly different (p<0.05). The exercise intensity chosen by the subjects cyding at a Pace corresponding to " cm hear their breathing " or "can readily hear their breathing " corresponds to their VTI (~~0.05) and 70% of HR peak which is within the recommended range (ACSM 55% to 90% of HR max).
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Date of Publication:01/01/1998

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