Respiratory and metabolic responses to endurance cycle exercise in pregnant and postpartum women.

@article{Lotgering1998RespiratoryAM,
  title={Respiratory and metabolic responses to endurance cycle exercise in pregnant and postpartum women.},
  author={Frederik K. Lotgering and W E Spinnewijn and Piet C Struijk and Frans Boomsma and Henk C. S. Wallenburg},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={193-8}
}
This study was designed to determine whether endurance cycling responses in pregnancy differ from those postpartum. We studied 16 women longitudinally at approximately 32 wk pregnancy and approximately 10 wk postpartum. We measured heart rate (HR), O2 uptake (VO2), CO2 output (VCO2), minute ventilation VE and plasma concentrations of substrates and of catecholamines at rest, during maximal testing, and during approximately 35-40 min of cycling at approximately 70-75% VO2peak. Endurance exercise… CONTINUE READING