Reproducibility of the COSMED's Fitmate metabolic system in measuring steady-state cycling energy expenditure
A French study examined the reproducibility of the Fitmate metabolic system in measuring breathing gas during a cycling exercise.
The study (in French language), by the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, aimed to demonstrate the reproducibility of respiratory variables (VE and VO2) using a desktob metabolic system like Fitmate.
Twenty-one participants performed during two sessions three 5-min exercises at submaximal intensities (16, 18 et 21 km/h). The results indicated a good reproducibility for VE and a satisfactory reproducibility for VO2 and cycling efficiency.
The study conclusions were that "the Fitmate portable metabolic analyzer provides reproducible measures of VO2 and VE during steady-state exercise that allows the assessment of energy expenditure in a simple manner in a clinical framework".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Influence of Competition on Performance and Pacing during Cycling Exercise"
- Authors: J. Louis, C. Hausswirth, J. Brisswalter. Laboratoire motricité humaine éducation sport santé (Lahmess), Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
- Published in: Science & Sports (2011) doi:10.1016/j.scispo.2011.10.012
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