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The between and within day variation in gross efficiency.

Noordhof DA, de Koning JJ, van Erp T, van Keimpema B, de Ridder D, Otter R, Foster C - Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. (2010)

Bottom Line: PI was calculated by multiplying VO2 with the oxygen equivalent.The measurement of GE during cycling at intensities approximating VT is apparently very robust, a change in GE of approximately 0.6% can be reliably detected.Lastly, GE does not display a circadian rhythm so long as the criteria of a steady-state VO(2) and RER <1.0 are applied.

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Affiliation: Department of Human Movement Sciences, VU University-Amsterdam, Van Der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. d.noordhof@fbw.vu.nl

ABSTRACT
Before the influence of divergent factors on gross efficiency (GE) [the ratio of mechanical power output (PO) to metabolic power input (PI)] can be assessed, the variation in GE between days, i.e. the test-retest reliability, and the within day variation needs to be known. Physically active males (n = 18) performed a maximal incremental exercise test to obtain VO2max and PO at VO2max (PVO2max), and three experimental testing days, consisting of seven submaximal exercise bouts evenly distributed over the 24 h of the day. Each submaximal exercise bout consisted of six min cycling at 45, 55 and 65% PVO2max, during which VO(2) and RER were measured. GE was determined from the final 3 min of each exercise intensity with: GE = (PO/PI) x 100%. PI was calculated by multiplying VO2 with the oxygen equivalent. GE measured during the individually highest exercise intensity with RER <1.0 did not differ significantly between days (F = 2.70, p = 0.08), which resulted in lower and upper boundaries of the 95% limits of agreement of 19.6 and 20.8%, respectively, around a mean GE of 20.2%. Although there were minor within day variations in GE, differences in GE over the day were not significant (F = 0.16, p = 0.99). The measurement of GE during cycling at intensities approximating VT is apparently very robust, a change in GE of approximately 0.6% can be reliably detected. Lastly, GE does not display a circadian rhythm so long as the criteria of a steady-state VO(2) and RER <1.0 are applied.

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The within day variation in VO2 (a), RPE (b), and GE (c) averaged over all subjects. The broken lines are the variation in VO2, RPE, and GE within day 1, 2, and 3. The solid line is the average of all 3 days
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Fig2: The within day variation in VO2 (a), RPE (b), and GE (c) averaged over all subjects. The broken lines are the variation in VO2, RPE, and GE within day 1, 2, and 3. The solid line is the average of all 3 days

Mentions: Repeated measures ANOVA revealed that there was no significant difference in VO2 between days (F = 1.28, p = 0.29) and between different times of the day (F = 0.62, p = 0.72). The variation in VO2 is displayed in Fig. 2a.Fig. 2


The between and within day variation in gross efficiency.

Noordhof DA, de Koning JJ, van Erp T, van Keimpema B, de Ridder D, Otter R, Foster C - Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. (2010)

The within day variation in VO2 (a), RPE (b), and GE (c) averaged over all subjects. The broken lines are the variation in VO2, RPE, and GE within day 1, 2, and 3. The solid line is the average of all 3 days
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Fig2: The within day variation in VO2 (a), RPE (b), and GE (c) averaged over all subjects. The broken lines are the variation in VO2, RPE, and GE within day 1, 2, and 3. The solid line is the average of all 3 days
Mentions: Repeated measures ANOVA revealed that there was no significant difference in VO2 between days (F = 1.28, p = 0.29) and between different times of the day (F = 0.62, p = 0.72). The variation in VO2 is displayed in Fig. 2a.Fig. 2

Bottom Line: PI was calculated by multiplying VO2 with the oxygen equivalent.The measurement of GE during cycling at intensities approximating VT is apparently very robust, a change in GE of approximately 0.6% can be reliably detected.Lastly, GE does not display a circadian rhythm so long as the criteria of a steady-state VO(2) and RER <1.0 are applied.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Human Movement Sciences, VU University-Amsterdam, Van Der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. d.noordhof@fbw.vu.nl

ABSTRACT
Before the influence of divergent factors on gross efficiency (GE) [the ratio of mechanical power output (PO) to metabolic power input (PI)] can be assessed, the variation in GE between days, i.e. the test-retest reliability, and the within day variation needs to be known. Physically active males (n = 18) performed a maximal incremental exercise test to obtain VO2max and PO at VO2max (PVO2max), and three experimental testing days, consisting of seven submaximal exercise bouts evenly distributed over the 24 h of the day. Each submaximal exercise bout consisted of six min cycling at 45, 55 and 65% PVO2max, during which VO(2) and RER were measured. GE was determined from the final 3 min of each exercise intensity with: GE = (PO/PI) x 100%. PI was calculated by multiplying VO2 with the oxygen equivalent. GE measured during the individually highest exercise intensity with RER <1.0 did not differ significantly between days (F = 2.70, p = 0.08), which resulted in lower and upper boundaries of the 95% limits of agreement of 19.6 and 20.8%, respectively, around a mean GE of 20.2%. Although there were minor within day variations in GE, differences in GE over the day were not significant (F = 0.16, p = 0.99). The measurement of GE during cycling at intensities approximating VT is apparently very robust, a change in GE of approximately 0.6% can be reliably detected. Lastly, GE does not display a circadian rhythm so long as the criteria of a steady-state VO(2) and RER <1.0 are applied.

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