The effects of an arm ergometer training programme on wheelchair subjects

A. Taylor, E. McDonell, L. Brassard

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The purpose of the present investigation was to study the effects of an arm ergometer training programme on several physiological variables of recreational wheelchair subjects. Ten paraplegics (5 experimental, 5 control) were tested prior to and immediately after a 2 month exercise regimen at 80% of peak heart rate (30 min per day, 5 days per week, for 8 consecutive weeks at 50 rev/min). The results demonstrated significant increases (P2max (1 min-1 & mlkg-1 min-1) and workload but only mild improvements in maximal heart rate and post exercise blood lactates. Body fat, vital capacity and forced expiratory volume did not change with training. Triceps lateralis fibre distribution and fast twitch (FT) fibre area were unaffected by the endurance training programme. However, slow twitch (ST) fibre area increased (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalParaplegia
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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Wheelchairs
Lactates
Heart Rate
Education
Vital Capacity
Forced Expiratory Volume
Workload
Adipose Tissue

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In: Paraplegia, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1986, p. 105-114.

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Taylor, A, McDonell, E & Brassard, L 1986, 'The effects of an arm ergometer training programme on wheelchair subjects', Paraplegia, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 105-114.
Taylor, A. ; McDonell, E. ; Brassard, L. / The effects of an arm ergometer training programme on wheelchair subjects. In: Paraplegia. 1986 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 105-114.
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