Table 3. Blood Lactate concentration (mmol.l-1) before and after a low intensity warm up, and before, after 3 minutes and 6 minutes of a maximal 2000-m rowing performance test. Data are means (±SD).
BeforeWarm-up AfterWarm-up AfterWarm-up 5 min BeforeMPT AfterMPT AfterMPT 3 min AfterMPT 6 min
MPTlow 1.4 (.2) 1.8 (1.2) 1.4 (.3) 1.2 (.6) 13.1 (2.7) 15.4 (2.1) 15.5 (2.5)
MPThigh 1.5 (.3) 2.0 (.8) 1.7 (.7) 8.42 (2.3) * 14.8 (1.7) 16.3 (1.8) 16.3 (2.4)
Difference 6.7% 10.0% 17.6% 85.7% 11.2% 5.2% 4.7%
MPTlow- Maximal 2000-m rowing performance test with normal low intensity warm-up; MPThigh- Maximal 2000-m rowing performance test with additional 25 sec all-out arm crank pre-load. Significantly different from MPTlow (p<0.05)