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Upper Body Muscle Strength and Endurance in Relation to Peak Exercise Capacity During Cycling in Healthy Sedentary Male Subjects.

Tornberg, Åsa LU ; Drake, Anna Maria LU ; Elzyri, Targ; Eriksson, Karl-Fredrik LU ; Ringsberg, Karin; Groop, Leif LU ; Thorsson, Ola LU and Wollmer, Per LU (2011) In Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association 25. p.1413-1417
Abstract
Segerström, AB, Holmbäck, AM, Elzyri, T, Eriksson, KF, Ringsberg, K, Groop, L, Thorsson, O, and Wollmer, P. Upper body muscle strength and endurance in relation to peak exercise capacity during cycling in healthy sedentary male subjects. J Strength Cond Res 24(x): 000-000, 2010-The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between upper body muscle strength and endurance, and exercise capacity during an incremental cycle exercise test in sedentary healthy male subjects before and after 6 months of combined supervised group training. Exercise capacity was measured as maximal oxygen consumption (&OV0312;O2peak) and maximum work rate (WRpeak). Muscle strength and endurance of the upper body were assessed by bench press and... (More)
Segerström, AB, Holmbäck, AM, Elzyri, T, Eriksson, KF, Ringsberg, K, Groop, L, Thorsson, O, and Wollmer, P. Upper body muscle strength and endurance in relation to peak exercise capacity during cycling in healthy sedentary male subjects. J Strength Cond Res 24(x): 000-000, 2010-The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between upper body muscle strength and endurance, and exercise capacity during an incremental cycle exercise test in sedentary healthy male subjects before and after 6 months of combined supervised group training. Exercise capacity was measured as maximal oxygen consumption (&OV0312;O2peak) and maximum work rate (WRpeak). Muscle strength and endurance of the upper body were assessed by bench press and isometric measurement of trunk extensor and flexor maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and trunk extensor and flexor endurance. Thirty-one subjects were studied before and after the training period. Bench press and trunk extensor MVC correlated to exercise capacity at baseline and after training. Training improved &OV0312;O2peak and WRpeak. The correlation between trunk extensor MVC and exercise capacity improved after training. Upper body strength may affect exercise capacity by increasing the rider's ability to generate force on the handlebar that can be transmitted to the pedals. Resistance training of the arms, chest, and trunk may help improve cycling performance. (Less)
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  author       = {Tornberg, Åsa and Drake, Anna Maria and Elzyri, Targ and Eriksson, Karl-Fredrik and Ringsberg, Karin and Groop, Leif and Thorsson, Ola and Wollmer, Per},
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  title        = {Upper Body Muscle Strength and Endurance in Relation to Peak Exercise Capacity During Cycling in Healthy Sedentary Male Subjects.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181d68579},
  volume       = {25},
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