Generalized functional translation: test of a model on heart rate reserve
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Purpose: Functional translation of exercise responses from exercise testing to training is necessary to achieve desired levels of internal training load during training. We have recently developed a model for performing this translation, that is not specific to the details of exercise testing and training. The purpose of this study is to test this functional translation model, to determine if it can be applied to fitness exercise. Methods: Twenty (n=20) sedentary to moderately active volunteers, males (n=10) and females (n=10), completed three different training bouts following a baseline exercise test. After each exercise session, observed heart rate was compared to that predicted by the model at easy, moderate and hard exercise intensities from the exercise test. Results: The results of the study show that HR during training was generally well predicted using the functional translation model. Conclusion: This study supports the effectiveness of the generalized functional translation model of exercise prescription.
Heart function tests
Exercise tests -- Physiological aspects