Reference values for the physical work capacity on a bicycle ergometer for men – a comparison with a previous study on women

@article{Wohlfart2003ReferenceVF,
  title={Reference values for the physical work capacity on a bicycle ergometer for men – a comparison with a previous study on women},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Wohlfart and G R Farazdaghi},
  journal={Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging},
  year={2003},
  volume={23}
}
The aim of the study was to collect new reference values for the clinical ramp exercise test on bicycle, because in our experience, the commonly used values were too low. A group of healthy men (n = 81, 20–80 years) was randomly selected from the local municipal register to achieve an even distribution in age. Data were compared with those obtained in a similar, previous study on women (n = 87). The subjects were encouraged to cycle until exhaustion (19 on the Borg scale) when maximal load… 

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