Comparison of a ramp cycle ergometer and a staged Assault Fitness AssaultBike protocol for the assessment of VO2max
International Journal of Exercise Science 16(4): 613-619, 2023. We propose a new VO2max test using a progressive staged protocol on an Assault Fitness AssaultBike. Twelve healthy males performed a traditional ramp cycle ergometer test (TRAD) and a progressively staged AssaultBike protocol (AB) in a counterbalanced order. AB elicited higher immediate post-exercise lactate, absolute and relative VO2max, and maximum heart rate than TRAD (P = 0.006, P = 0.014, P = 0.007, and P = 0.001, respectively). The protocol outlined herein may provide a more accurate assessment of VO2max due to greater skeletal muscle mass recruitment that is more representative of the whole body.
Pearson, Regis C.; Garcia, Sara A.; and Jenkins, Nathan T.
"Comparison of a ramp cycle ergometer and a staged Assault Fitness AssaultBike protocol for the assessment of VO2max,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 16
4, Pages 613 - 619.
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