An investigation of RPE-heart rate and the RPE-lactate relationships in elite athletes

Stoove, Mark A (2003) An investigation of RPE-heart rate and the RPE-lactate relationships in elite athletes. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis investigated the relationship of ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) with heart rate (HR) and blood lactate (La) that involved four studies. The first study concerned comparing RPE relationships with elite swimmers during exercise tests performed during in-season (IS) and off-season (OS) periods of training. The second study examined the effect of high ambient temperatures on the HRRPE and La-RPE relationship in elite cyclists during self-paced cycle tests. The third study investigated the effect of acute simulated moderate altitude (1800m) exposure on the HR-RPE and La-RPE relationship in highly trained cross-country skiers during incremental ski-striding treadmill tests. The fourth, and final study, was concerned with RPE relationships during upper and lower body work with elite kayakers and elite cyclists.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15699
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0606 Physiology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Heart beat, Blood lactate, Physical fitness, Testing, Exercise, Athletes, human movement, exertion
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