The relationship between blood lactate and heart rate responses to swim bench exercise and women’s competitive water polo

Konstantaki, Maria, Trowbridge, E. A. and Swaine, I. L. (1998) The relationship between blood lactate and heart rate responses to swim bench exercise and women’s competitive water polo. Journal of Sports Sciences, 16 (3). pp. 251-256. ISSN 0264-0414

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between physiological responses to dry-land testing and to water polo playing. Eight female water polo players (mean +/- s: age 26.7 +/- 5.7 years, height 169 +/- 6 cm, body mass 65.3 +/- 7.0 kg) participated in two assessments. The first involved a discontinuous incremental arm test to exhaustion on an isokinetic swim bench. Blood lactate was determined from finger-prick blood samples and heart rate was recorded at increasing exercise intensities. The highest (peak) values for blood lactate (5.1 +/- 0.2 mmol 1-1), exercise intensity (79 +/- 5.2 W) and heart rate (146 +/- 6 beats min-1) were recorded at exhaustion. Also, the exercise intensity and heart rate at a blood lactate concentration of 4 mmol 1-1 were established. The second assessment involved determination of blood lactate and heart rate immediately after each quarter of a different water polo game for each subject. The mean ( sx ) blood lactate and heart rate for each quarter of the game were as follows: 3.5 +/- 0.4, 4.3 +/- 0.5, 4.3 +/- 0.7 and 4.6 +/- 0.5 mmol l-1; 138 +/- 10, 149 +/- 12, 151 +/- 9 and 154 +/- 8 beats min-1, respectively. None of the peak values on the swim bench correlated with blood lactate or heart rate responses to game-playing. However, the mean exercise intensity at 4 mmol l-1 lactate (64 +/- 5 W) correlated with the fourth quarter values of both blood lactate concentration (r = -0.82, P = 0.01) and heart rate (r = -0.93, P < 0.001). These results show that submaximal metabolic responses to exercise on a swim bench are closely correlated with metabolic responses to water polo game-playing.

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