Acute cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during resistance exercise in the lactate threshold intensity
De Sousa, N.M.F.; Magosso, R.F.; Pereira, G.B.; Souza, M.V.C.; Vieira, A.; Marine, D.A.; Perez, S.E.A.; Baldissera, V.
International Journal of Sports Medicine 33(2): 108-113
The aims were both to determine lactate and ventilatory threshold during incremental resistance training and to analyze the acute cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses during constant-load resistance exercise at lactate threshold (LT) intensity. Ten healthy men performed 2 protocols on leg press machine. The incremental test was performed to determine the lactate and ventilatory thresholds through an algorithmic adjustment method. After 48 h, a constant-load exercise at LT intensity was executed. The intensity of LT and ventilatory threshold was 27.1±3.7 and 30.3±7.9% of 1RM, respectively (P=0.142). During the constant-load resistance exercise, no significant variation was observed between set 9 and set 15 for blood lactate concentration (3.3±0.9 and 4.1±1.4 mmol x L(-1), respectively. P=0.166) and BORG scale (11.5±2.9 and 13.0±3.5, respectively, P=0.783). No significant variation was observed between set 6 and set 15 for minute ventilation (19.4±4.9 and 22.4±5.5 L x min(-1), respectively, P=0.091) and between S3 and S15 for VO2 (0.77±0.18 and 0.83±0.16 L x min(-1), respectively, P=1.0). Constant-load resistance exercise at LT intensity corresponds to a steady state of ventilatory, cardio-metabolic parameters and ratings of perceived exertion.