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Effects of Aerobic Threshold Training on Aerobic Work Capacity in Hemiplegics

  • Kazumi Tsukagoshi
  • Masaru Iida
  • Hiroshi Takagi
  • Natu Odajima
  • Harumi Ookubo
  • Tomoko Kizawa
  • Kyoko Tsunemi
Conference paper

Abstract

Twenty-six male hemiplegic patients participated in a 3-day/week, 16-week training program. Subjects were assigned to 3 groups of different training regimes. One group was assigned to walking, badminton, and table tennis playing at below the anaerobic threshold (<AT, n = 10). Another group was assigned to treadmill walking at the AT for 10 min in addition to playing badminton and table tennis (=AT, n = 7). The last was a control group which received no training (C, n = 9). Subjects were assessed for AT and V̇O2peak before and after training, using a 30-s incremental protocol on a treadmill. After 16 weeks of training, significant improvement was observed in the AT (P < 0.01) and V̇O2peak (P < 0.05) among the =AT after training compared with before training. The only significant change observed among the <AT was the increase in V̇O2peak (P < 0.05). No significant change was seen in the C group. These results suggest that AT training in hemiplegic patients is effective in improving aerobic work capacity.

Keywords

Exercise Intensity Anaerobic Threshold Lactate Threshold Treadmill Walking Table Tennis 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazumi Tsukagoshi
  • Masaru Iida
  • Hiroshi Takagi
  • Natu Odajima
  • Harumi Ookubo
  • Tomoko Kizawa
  • Kyoko Tsunemi

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