Pulmonary limitations to exercise performance: The effects of healthy ageing and COPD

Jordan D. Miller, Jerome A. Dempsey

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Abstract

Physiological limitation to exercise performance in health and disease is a complex phenomenon. We simplify our approach to this problem by first defining exercise capacity objectively as the VO2 max, or that level of oxygen consumption obtained as work rate is gradually incremented to the point where VO2 no longer increases linearly with further increases in work rate. VO2 max often correlates quite well with endurance exercise performance. However, there are exceptions to this tight correspondence; for example, with physical training in which endurance performance times may be dissociated from corresponding changes in.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLung Development and Regeneration
PublisherCRC Press
Pages483-524
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030532
ISBN (Print)9780824754396
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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