TITLE

The effect of pre-test carbohydrate ingestion on the anaerobic threshold, as determined by the lactate-minimum test

AUTHOR(S)
Rotstein, Arie; Dotan, Raffy; Zigel, Levana; Greenberg, Tally; Benyamini, Yael; Falk, Bareket
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism;Dec2007, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p1058
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of pre-test carbohydrate (CHO) ingestion on anaerobic-threshold assessment using the lactate-minimum test (LMT). Fifteen competitive male distance runners capable of running 10 km in 33.5–43 min were used as subjects. LMT was performed following CHO (2 × 300 mL, 7% solution) or comparable placebo (Pl) ingestion, in a double-blind, randomized order. The LMT consisted of two high-intensity 1 min treadmill runs (17–21 km·h–1), followed by an 8 min recovery period. Subsequently, subjects performed 5 min running stages, incremented by 0.6 km·h–1 and separated by 1 min blood-sampling intervals. Tests were terminated after 3 consecutive increases in blood-lactate concentration ([La]) had been observed. Finger-tip capillary blood was sampled for [La] and blood-glucose determination 30 min before the test’s onset, during the recovery phase following the 2 high-intensity runs, and following each of the subsequent 5 min stages. Heart rate (HR) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were recorded after each stage. The lactate-minimum speed (LMS) was determined from the individual [La]–velocity plots and was considered reflective of the anaerobic threshold. Pre-test CHO ingestion had no effect on LMS (13.19 ± 1.12 km·h–1 vs. 13.17 ± 1.08 km·h–1 in CHO and Pl, respectively), nor on [La] and glucose concentration at that speed, or on HR and RPE responses. Pre-test CHO ingestion therefore does not affect LMS or the LMT-estimated anaerobic threshold.
ACCESSION #
28534555

 

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