MAXIMUM HEART RATE CONSISTENT FOR TREADMILL AND TRACK RUNNING
Scaglioni, P., & Aragon-Vargas, L. F. (1999). Effect of propulsion mode on maximal heart rate and ratings of perceived exertion in running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), Supplement abstract 400.
This study evaluated any differences in heart rate and perceived exertion when running on a treadmill or a track. Male runners and triathletes (N = 14) performed similar protocols and exercise intensity.
Maximum heart rates were similar for both running situations but perceived exertion was higher for the treadmill condition.
Implication. Maximum heart rate, but not perceived exertion, can be used to prescribe work intensities for both treadmill and track running.
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