Physiological responses and energy expenditure to simulated epee fencing in elite female fencers

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Bottoms, Lindsay 2011. Physiological responses and energy expenditure to simulated epee fencing in elite female fencers. Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences. 5 (1), pp. 17-20.
AuthorsBottoms, Lindsay
Abstract

Understanding the physiological and energy expenditure responses required during the unique
nature of fencing is important for the development of training/nutritional programmes for athletes involved in
fencing. This study therefore examined the physiological responses of four elite female epee fencers during a
simulated fencing task. Peak physiological measurements were determined during an incremental exercise test to
exhaustion on a treadmill. In addition, oxygen consumption, heart rate and finger tip blood lactate samples were
taken throughout a series of simulated fencing fights. The fencing fights consisted of 3 x 3 minutes of fencing, with
1 minute rest between each bout. The results demonstrated peak oxygen uptake (47±5 ml·kg·min-1) to be
similar to that of other elite female fencers. High peak energy expenditures were elicited over short exercise
durations (range 10.6–11.4 Kcal·min-1). Low blood lactate levels were evident and possibly due to the
contribution of phosphocreatine for ATP regeneration.

Keywordsenergy expenditure; fencing
JournalSerbian Journal of Sports Sciences
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 17-20
Year2011
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://www.sjss-sportsacademy.edu.rs/archive/details/full/physiological-responses-and-energy-expenditure-to-simulated-epee-fencing-in-elite-female-fencers-192.html
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1401
Publication dates
Print14 Feb 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Dec 2011
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Citation:
Bottoms, L. (2011) 'Physiological responses and energy expenditure to simulated epee fencing in elite female fencers'. Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 5(1), pp. 17-20..

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