BLOOD LACTATE RESPONSE TO THE CF EXPRES STEP TEST: FINAL REPORT

Authors
  1. Bell, D.G.
  2. Jacobs, I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This is the final report on the tasking to look at the blood lactate (LA) response to the Canadian Aerobic Fitness Test, i.e., EXPRES step test. The purposes of this study were to determine if LA could be used to predict maximal aerobic power (VO2max) from the EXPRES step-test procedures and to compare this prediction with the current procedures which employ submaximal heart rate (HR). Male (n=137) and female (n=98) CF personnel between the ages of 18 and 53 years participated in this study. The LA concentration after each stage of the step test was measured in all subjects by sampling blood from the finger-tip. A sub-sample of this population, 90 males and 66 females had their VO2max measured directly during a maximal treadmill run. LA and heart rate (HR) from stage 5 were correlated with the treadmill-determined VO2max.
Report Number
DCIEM-91-44 — Research Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Jun 1991
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
91-03486
CANDIS No
70677
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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