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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/609025
Title:
Assessment of maximum aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of elite ballet dancers
Authors:
Wyon, Matthew ( 0000-0003-0942-2333 ) ; Allen, N; Cloak, R; Beck, S; Davies, P; Clarke, F
Abstract:
An athlete’s cardiorespiratory profile, maximal aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold, is affected by their training regimen and competition demands. The purpose of the present study is to ascertain whether there are company rank differences in maximal aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold in elite classical ballet dancers. Seventy-four volunteers (M=34, F=40) were recruited from two full-time professional classical ballet companies. All participants completed a continuous incremental treadmill protocol with a 1 km.h-1 speed increase at the end of each 1-minute stage until termination criteria had been achieved (e.g. voluntary cessation, RER <1.15, heart rate ±5b.min-1 of estimated HRmax). Peak VO2 (5-breathe smooth) was recorded and anaerobic threshold calculated using ventilatory curve and ventilatory equivalents methods. Statistical analysis reported between-subject effects for gender (F1,67=35.18; p<0.001) and rank (F1,67=8.67; p<0.001); post hoc tests reported soloists (39.5 ±5.15 ml.kg-1.min-1) as having significantly lower VO2 peak than artists (45.9 ±5.75 ml.kg-1.min-1, p<0.001) and principal dancers (48.07 ±3.24 ml.kg-1.min-1, p<0.001). Significant differences in anaerobic threshold were reported for age (F1,67=7.68; p=0.008), rank (F1,67=3.56; p=0.034); post hoc tests reported artists (75.8 ±5.45%) having significantly lower %AT than soloists (80.9 ±5.71, p<0.01) and principals (84.1 ±4.84%, p<0.001). The observed differences in VO2 peak and anaerobic threshold between the ranks in ballet companies is probably due to their different rehearsal and performance demands.
Publisher:
Science & Medicine
Journal:
Medical Problems in Performing Artists
Issue Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/609025
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Dance Science

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dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Nen
dc.contributor.authorCloak, Ren
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Sen
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Pen
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-11T09:16:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-11T09:16:30Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/609025en
dc.description.abstractAn athlete’s cardiorespiratory profile, maximal aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold, is affected by their training regimen and competition demands. The purpose of the present study is to ascertain whether there are company rank differences in maximal aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold in elite classical ballet dancers. Seventy-four volunteers (M=34, F=40) were recruited from two full-time professional classical ballet companies. All participants completed a continuous incremental treadmill protocol with a 1 km.h-1 speed increase at the end of each 1-minute stage until termination criteria had been achieved (e.g. voluntary cessation, RER <1.15, heart rate ±5b.min-1 of estimated HRmax). Peak VO2 (5-breathe smooth) was recorded and anaerobic threshold calculated using ventilatory curve and ventilatory equivalents methods. Statistical analysis reported between-subject effects for gender (F1,67=35.18; p<0.001) and rank (F1,67=8.67; p<0.001); post hoc tests reported soloists (39.5 ±5.15 ml.kg-1.min-1) as having significantly lower VO2 peak than artists (45.9 ±5.75 ml.kg-1.min-1, p<0.001) and principal dancers (48.07 ±3.24 ml.kg-1.min-1, p<0.001). Significant differences in anaerobic threshold were reported for age (F1,67=7.68; p=0.008), rank (F1,67=3.56; p=0.034); post hoc tests reported artists (75.8 ±5.45%) having significantly lower %AT than soloists (80.9 ±5.71, p<0.01) and principals (84.1 ±4.84%, p<0.001). The observed differences in VO2 peak and anaerobic threshold between the ranks in ballet companies is probably due to their different rehearsal and performance demands.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScience & Medicineen
dc.subjectanaerobic thresholden
dc.subjectaerobic capacityen
dc.subjectdanceen
dc.titleAssessment of maximum aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of elite ballet dancersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMedical Problems in Performing Artistsen
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