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|Titolo:||Changes in lung function during an extreme mountain ultramarathon.|
|Autori interni:||RINALDO, Nicoletta|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Rivista:||SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS|
|Abstract:||This study aimed to assess the effects of an extreme mountain ultramarathon (MUM, 330 km, 24 000 D+) on lung function. Twenty-nine experienced male ultramarathon runners performed longitudinally [before (pre), during (mid), and immediately after (post) a MUM] a battery of pulmonary function tests. The tests included measurements of forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, peak flow, inspiratory capacity, and maximum voluntary ventilation in 12 s (MVV12). A significant reduction in the running speed was observed (−43.0% between pre-mid and mid-post; P < 0.001). Expiratory function declined significantly at mid (P < 0.05) and at post (P < 0.05). A similar trend was observed for inspiratory function (P < 0.05). MVV12 declined at mid (P < 0.05) and further decreased at post (P < 0.05). Furthermore, there are significant negative correlations between performance time and MVV12 pre-race (R = −0.54, P = 0.02) as well as changes in MVV12 between pre- and post-race (R = −0.53, P = 0.009). It is concluded that during an extreme MUM, a continuous decline in pulmonary function was observed, likely attributable to the high levels of ventilation required during this MUM in a harsh mountainous environment.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|
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