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aerobic endurance

aerobic endurance  

The capacity to continue prolonged physical activity and withstand fatigue. The level of aerobic endurance is reflected by the length of time an aerobic exercise involving large muscle groups (e.g. ...
aerobic high intensity training

aerobic high intensity training  

Training designed to improve maximal oxygen uptake so that an athlete is capable of exercising at high levels of intensity for prolonged periods of time. During aerobic high intensity training, an ...
aerobic power

aerobic power  

The maximum amount of energy that can be produced from the aerobic energy system per unit time (i.e. the rate of ATP production by aerobic metabolism). Aerobic power depends on the ability of tissues ...
altitude

altitude  

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Height above sea level or ground level. Also known as elevation.
endurance training

endurance training  

Training of relatively long duration and moderate intensity, which enhances maximal oxygen uptake. Endurance training is often regarded as the prerogative of endurance athletes, but it also benefits ...
maximal oxygen uptake

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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Science and technology, Medicine and health
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The maximum amount of oxygen that a person can extract from the atmosphere and then transport and use in tissues. Maximal oxygen uptake is estimated as the maximum volume of oxygen ... More
menstrual cycle

menstrual cycle  

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The periodic sequence of events in sexually mature nonpregnant women by which an egg cell (ovum) is released from the ovary at four-weekly intervals until menopause. The stages of the menstrual cycle ...
oxygen uptake

oxygen uptake  

The volume of oxygen (usually in litres or millitres) used by the body in a given time (usually one minute). If the oxygen content of the body remains constant, the oxygen uptake equals the volume of ...
physical work capacity

physical work capacity  

The maximum amount of work a person can perform. Physical work capacity is usually related to a specific heart rate and is used as a measure of aerobic fitness. The most common test of physical work ...

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