Bettina Karsten

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of agreement between laboratory-based estimates of critical power (CP) and results taken from a novel field test. Subjects were fourteen trained cyclists (age 40±7 yrs; body mass 70.2±6.5 kg; VO2max 3.8±0.5 L · min-1). Laboratory-based CP was estimated from 3 constant work-rate tests at 80%, 100% and(More)
Recent datas suggest that the mean power over the final 30 s of a 3-min all-out test is equivalent to Critical Power (CP) using the linear ergometer mode. The purpose of the present study was to identify whether this is also true using an "isokinetic mode". 13 cyclists performed: 1) a ramp test; 2) three 3-min all-out trials to establish End Power (EP) and(More)
The creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme pattern were determined in the serum of normal and untreated rats, rabbits, dogs, monkeys and pigs. The relative distribution of all isoenzymes in the serum and an electrophoretic pattern for each animal species are presented. The isoenzyme serum pattern showed a great variation between the species.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of a sport-specific maximal 6-wk strength and conditioning program on critical velocity (CV), anaerobic running distance (ARD), and 5-km time-trial performance (TT). METHODS 16 moderately trained recreational endurance runners were tested for CV, ARD, and TT performances on 3 separate occasions (baseline, midstudy, and(More)
To test the validity and reliability of field critical power (CP). Laboratory CP tests comprised three exhaustive trials at intensities of 80, 100 and 105 % maximal aerobic power and CP results were compared with those determined from the field. Experiment 1: cyclists performed three CP field tests which comprised maximal efforts of 12, 7 and 3 min with a(More)
Critical Power (CP) and W' are often determined using multi-day testing protocols. To investigate this cumbersome testing method, the purpose of this study was to compare the differences between the conventional use of a 24-h inter-trial recovery time with those of 3 h and 30 min for the determination of CP and W'. METHODS 9 moderately trained cyclists(More)
BACKGROUND Research supports a link between exercise and falls prevention in the older population. OBJECTIVES Our aims were to evaluate pain perception and balance skills in a group of elderly subjects and to examine the consequences of a standardized equipment-free exercise program intervention on these variables. The study utilized a randomized(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the effects on blood sugar concentrations through the calculation of the glycemic score (GS) of 10 different high-protein low-carbohydrates (CHOs) proprietary foods that are commonly used as meals during very low-CHO ketogenic diets or during low-CHO diets. Fourteen healthy females were tested for their glycemic response(More)
BACKGROUND The bacterium that causes human granulocytic ehrlichiosis may be transmitted by ticks. MATERIAL AND METHODS We describe two patients with human granulocytic ehrlichiosis. During the summer of 1998, both patients were bitten by ticks. Four to 7 days later they developed influenza-like symptoms with fever, headache and myalgia. After 4 and 21(More)