Anaerobic Characteristics and Performance of Prepubertal Asthmatic and Nonasthmatic Males

in Pediatric Exercise Science

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David C. Buttifant
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Anaerobic characteristics of preadolescent asthmatic and nonasthmatic males were measured using the accumulated oxygen deficit (AOD) on 10 asthmatics (mean age = 10.9 years) and 10 nonasthmatics (mean age = 11.1 years). Subjects ran to exhaustion at speeds that were 110% and 130% of their V̇O2 peak. Mean AOD values for 110% and 130% were 53.23 ± 4.02 and 50.60 ± 2. 81 ml · kg−1, respectively, for the asthmatic children’s and 51.59 ± 2.66 and 47.04 ± 3.44 ml · kg−1, respectively, for the nonasthmatic children. There were no statistically significant differences in anaerobic characteristics measured by AOD values (p > .05) between intensities and groups. FEV1 data revealed that there was no bronchoconstriction occurring in either group under either of the test intensity conditions for up to 15 min postexercise.

David C. Buttifant, John S. Carlson, and Geraldine A. Naughton are with the Centre for Rehabilitation Exercise and Sport Science, Department of Physical, Education and Recreation at Victoria University of Technology, PO Box 14428 MMC, Melbourne 3000, Australia.

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