Body composition and Vo2max of exceptional weight-trained athletes.

  title={Body composition and Vo2max of exceptional weight-trained athletes.},
  author={Thomas D. Fahey and L Akka and R. N. Rolph},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={39 4},
The maximal oxygen uptake and body composition of 30 exceptional athletes who have trained extensively with weights was measured. The sample included 3 world record holders, 8 other world class athletes, and 19 national class competitors. The sports represented were shot-putting, discus throwing, body building, power lifting, wrestling, and olympic lifting. Vo2max as determined on a bicycle ergometer by the open-circuit method was 4.6 +/- 0.7 1-min-1 (mean +/- SD) (48.8 +/- 7 ml-kg-1., 56.4… CONTINUE READING


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