Sodium bicarbonate ingestion alters the slow but not the fast phase of VO2 kinetics.

@article{Berger2006SodiumBI,
  title={Sodium bicarbonate ingestion alters the slow but not the fast phase of VO2 kinetics.},
  author={Nicolas J. A. Berger and Lars R Mcnaughton and Simon Keatley and Daryl P. Wilkerson and Andrew M Jones},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={1909-17}
}
PURPOSE The influence of metabolic alkalosis (ALK) on pulmonary O2 uptake (pVO2) kinetics during high-intensity cycle exercise is controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of ALK induced by sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) ingestion on pVO2 kinetics, using a sufficient number of repeat-step transitions to provide high confidence in the results obtained. METHODS Seven healthy males completed step tests to a work rate requiring 80% pVO2max on six separate occasions: three… CONTINUE READING