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Intensity of sports participation in circumpubertal children

Naughton, Geraldine and Carlson, John (1990) Intensity of sports participation in circumpubertal children. Pediatric exercise science, 2 (1). pp. 57-64. ISSN 08998493

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The heart rate intensity during 20 minutes of sports participation by circumpubertal children was monitored several times over a season. The competitive games' mean absolute heart rates for basketball, badminton, netball, and tennis were 170, 159, 168, and 162 bts•min<sup>-1</sup> (or 72, 75, 69, and 67% of heart rate maximum), respectively. The mean absolute heart rates for 20 minutes of participation under practice conditions for badminton, basketball, netball, and tennis were 149, 157, 144, and 135 bts•min<sup>-1</sup>, or 73, 75, 69, and 67% of heart rate maximum. At the 0.05 level of probability there was a significant difference between the heart rate intensities under competitive game and practice situations in the badminton, netball, and tennis groups. The difference between intensities of competitive games and practices was nonsignificant in the basketball players. The study concluded that participation in practice and game conditions was positive in providing the potential for a training stimulus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sports physiological aspects, heart function tests, heart rate monitoring, physical fitness for children, exercise physiological aspects, physical training and conditioning, cardiovascular system, basketball, badminton (game), tennis, netball, research, physiological aspects
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 03:35
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2011 04:52
DOI: AN: 20752107
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