The metabolic responses of slideboard exercise in females.

J Sports Med Phys Fitness 1995 Mar:35(1):43-9

Abstract

Recently, slideboard exercise training has been introduced as a mode of aerobic training. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the acute cardiovascular and metabolic responses to slideboard exercise. Subjects consisted of 20 healthy females with a mean age of 26.5 +/- 7.9 years, and a VO2max of 40.8 +/- 5.6 ml.kg-1.min-1. The results of the investigation showed that 10 min of a commercially produced slideboard routine elicited mean heart rate (HR) responses ranging from 160 to 168 beats.min-1 and VO2 values of 27.5 to 33.5 ml.kg-1.min-1. A sub-group of 10 subjects was also evaluated while performing sliding exercise at different sliding rates (SR). Subjects performed the standard slide technique at metronome cadences of SR-40, SR-50, and SR-60 slide.min-1. As sliding rate increased so did HR and VO2. The subjects demonstrated mean responses of approximately 55 to 81% of VO2max for the slower to the most rapid sliding rates, respectively. Compared to treadmill exercise at the same oxygen consumption levels, the heart rates for sliding were approximately 15% higher. Slideboard exercise can be an alternative mode of aerobic training.

PMID:

7474992

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