Rowland, T. W., & Cunningham, L. N. (1996). Influence of aerobic and anaerobic fitness on ventilatory threshold in children. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 873.

Children typically demonstrate a higher ventilatory threshold (VAT), expressed as %VO2max, than adults. This investigation found that the greater children's (M = 11; F = 10) values are best explained by lower levels of relative anaerobic capacity rather than superior aerobic power.

Implication. The type of work at children's practices should be appropriately programmed. A greater percentage of aerobic work, when compared to that which better matches adults' capabilities, should be included.

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