Field evaluation of paralympic athletes in selected sports: implications for training.

@article{Bernardi2010FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of paralympic athletes in selected sports: implications for training.},
  author={Marco Paolo Bernardi and Emanuele Guerra and Barbara di Giacinto and Annalisa Di Cesare and Vincenzo Castellano and Yagesh Bhambhani},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1200-8}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was 1) to describe the acute cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses of Paralympic athletes participating in the following five sports: Nordic sit skiing (NS, n = 5), wheelchair distance racing (WR, n = 6), wheelchair basketball (WB, n = 13), wheelchair fencing (WF, n = 6), and wheelchair tennis (WT, n = 4); and 2) to examine the relationship between field test performance and laboratory measures of aerobic fitness of these Paralympic athletes. METHODS Each… CONTINUE READING