Seasonal variations in body composition, maximal oxygen uptake, and gas exchange threshold in cross-country skiers


Polat M., KORKMAZ ERYILMAZ S. , Aydogan S.

OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, vol.9, pp.91-97, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/oajsm.s154630
  • Title of Journal : OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-97
  • Keywords: athletic performance, aerobic capacity, winter sport, HEART-RATE-VARIABILITY, ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD, ENDURANCE EXERCISE, PERFORMANCE, BRADYCARDIA, PHYSIOLOGY

Abstract

Introduction: In order to ensure that athletes achieve their highest performance levels during competitive seasons, monitoring their long-term performance data is crucial for understanding the impact of ongoing training programs and evaluating training strategies. The present study was thus designed to investigate the variations in body composition, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), and gas exchange threshold values of cross-country skiers across training phases throughout a season.