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Climbing time to exhaustion is a determinant of climbing performance in high-level sport climbers

Climbing time to exhaustion is a determinant of climbing performance in high-level sport climbers,10.1007/s00421-009-1155-x,European Journal of Applie

Climbing time to exhaustion is a determinant of climbing performance in high-level sport climbers   (Citations: 2)
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We studied which physiological and kinanthropometric characteristics determine climbing performance in 16 high-level sports climbers aged 29.9 ± 4.9 years. Body composition parameters were measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scanner. We also measured kinanthropometric and physical fitness parameters. The sex-specific 75th percentile value of onsight climbing ability was used to divide the sample into expert (<75th) and elite (≥75th) climbers. All the analyses were adjusted by sex. The 75th percentile value of onsight climbing ability was 7b in women and 8b in men. There were no differences between expert and elite climbers in the studied variables, except in climbing time to exhaustion and bone mineral density. Elite climbers had a significantly higher time to exhaustion than the expert group (770.2 ± 385 vs. 407.7 ± 150 s, respectively, P = 0.001). These results suggest that, among climbers with a high level of performance, as those analysed in this study, climbing time to exhaustion is a major determinant of climbing performance.
Journal: European Journal of Applied Physiology - EUR J APPL PHYSIOL , vol. 107, no. 5, pp. 517-525, 2009
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    • ...Much of the rock climbing literature has been focused on quantifying predictors of climbing performance, energy expenditure and utilization, and heart rate and VO2 responses (Booth et al. 1999; de Geus et al. 2006; Espana-Romero et al. 2009; Mermier et al. 2000; Wall et al. 2004; Watts et al. 2003)...
    • ...Espana-Romero et al. (2009) reported that onsight (no previous ascent attempts or witnessing ascent attempts) climbing ability was best predicted by climbing time to exhaustion on a treadwall...
    • ...Time to exhaustion was reported to be a predictor of onsight climbing performance, and studies where climbers climbed until failure reported lactate values in line with a high-intensity performance (Espana-Romero et al. 2009; Heyman et al. 2009)...

    Vanessa D. Sherket al. Hormone responses to a continuous bout of rock climbing in men

    • ...Oxygen uptake (VO2) and heart rate (HR) have been the physiological responses most studied in both indoor and outdoor climbing (Bertuzzi et al. 2007; Billat et al. 1995; Booth et al. 1999; de Geus et al. 2006; Espana-Romero et al. 2009b; Mermier et al. 1997; Sheel et al. 2003; Watts et al. 2000; Watts and Drobish 1998)...

    Vanesa Espana-RomeroRandallet al. Physiological responses in rock climbing with repeated ascents over a ...

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