Anaerobic capacity determined by maximal accumulated O2 deficit.

  title={Anaerobic capacity determined by maximal accumulated O2 deficit.},
  author={Jon Ingulf Medb{\o} and {\AA}se Mohn and Izumi Tabata and Roald Bahr and O. F. Vaage and Ole M. Sejersted},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={64 1},
We present a method for quantifying the anaerobic capacity based on determination of the maximal accumulated O2 deficit. The accumulated O2 deficit was determined for 11 subjects during 5 exhausting bouts of treadmill running lasting from 15 s to greater than 4 min. The accumulated O2 deficit increased with the duration for exhausting bouts lasting up to 2 min, but a leveling off was found for bouts lasting 2 min or more. Between-subject variation in the maximal accumulated O2 deficit ranged… 

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