Physiological determinants of race walking performance in female race walkers

T. Yoshida, M. Udo, K. Iwai, Isao Muraoka, K. Tamaki, T. Yamaguchi, M. Chida

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between race pace on a 5 km walking performance and velocity at the lactate threshold (V-LT), V̇O2 at the lactate threshold (V̇O2-LT), velocity at which blood lactate corresponded to 4 mM level (V-OBLA), V̇O2 at which blood lactate corresponded to 4 mM level (V̇O2-OBLA), walking economy (steady state V̇O2 at a standard velocity) and maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O2max) in eight female race walkers. A multiple stepwise linear regression analysis was employed to predict the race pace on a 5 km walking performance as dependent variable. Since V-OBLA was highly correlated to 5 km race walking performance (r = 0.94, P < 0.001), it was selected as the first predictor. When V̇O2max was added to V-OBLA as the second predictor the predictive accuracy increased significantly, but multiple R did not increase significantly by adding variables of walking economy or other parameters as independent variance. As a result, the combination of V-OBLA and V̇O2max as independent variables accounted for the greatest amount of total variance (97 per cent). It is suggested that blood lactate variable such as V-OBLA can account for a large portion of the variance in race pace on a 5 km walking performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume23
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Dec

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Keywords

  • Lactate threshold
  • onset of blood lactate accumulation
  • race walking performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Yoshida, T., Udo, M., Iwai, K., Muraoka, I., Tamaki, K., Yamaguchi, T., & Chida, M. (1989). Physiological determinants of race walking performance in female race walkers. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 23(4), 250-254.

Physiological determinants of race walking performance in female race walkers. / Yoshida, T.; Udo, M.; Iwai, K.; Muraoka, Isao; Tamaki, K.; Yamaguchi, T.; Chida, M.

In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 4, 12.1989, p. 250-254.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yoshida, T, Udo, M, Iwai, K, Muraoka, I, Tamaki, K, Yamaguchi, T & Chida, M 1989, 'Physiological determinants of race walking performance in female race walkers', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 250-254.
Yoshida T, Udo M, Iwai K, Muraoka I, Tamaki K, Yamaguchi T et al. Physiological determinants of race walking performance in female race walkers. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1989 Dec;23(4):250-254.
Yoshida, T. ; Udo, M. ; Iwai, K. ; Muraoka, Isao ; Tamaki, K. ; Yamaguchi, T. ; Chida, M. / Physiological determinants of race walking performance in female race walkers. In: British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 250-254.
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