Masuda T; Takeuchi S; Kubo Y; Nishida Y;
Journal of physical therapy science [J Phys Ther Sci] 2022 Mar; Vol. 34 (3), pp. 199-203.
Date of Electronic Publication: 2022 Mar 14.
[Purpose] Intensity for resistance exercise is estimated based on the maximum muscle strength. Exercise prescription without evaluating the biological response has a challenge. This study aimed to confirm whether anaerobic threshold measured using cardiopulmonary exercise test in resistance exercise is appropriate or not. [Participants and Methods] Resistance exercise adopted for the study was right-leg knee extension. The participants were 10 healthy young males. We investigated whether the oxygen uptake kinetics achieved a steady state within 3 min during the constant-load test with knee extension at 80% anaerobic threshold using cardiopulmonary exercise test with knee extension. If oxygen uptake kinetics achieved a steady state within 3 min, the exercise intensity measured using cardiopulmonary exercise test was considered appropriate. [Results] Anaerobic threshold was measured using the conventional approach in all participants. The steady state of oxygen uptake kinetics could be achieved within 3 min. In the constant-load test with knee extension at 80% anaerobic threshold, the oxygen uptake kinetics achieved a steady state within 3 min. [Conclusion] Based on the findings, the anaerobic threshold obtained using cardiopulmonary exercise test with resistance exercise was judged as appropriate. The results of this study contribute to the accurate setting of exercise load for resistance exercise and condition setting for the evaluation of skeletal muscle function.