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Physiological characteristics of the olympic distance amateur triathlete and the associations with performance

Grant number: 21/08114-1
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2022 - August 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Physiology - Physiology of Effort
Principal Investigator:Marilia dos Santos Andrade
Grantee:Marilia dos Santos Andrade
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Cláudio André Barbosa de Lira ; Rodrigo Luiz Vancini

Abstract

Despite the growing presence of women in endurance competitions, studies carried out exclusively with men vastly outnumbers female-only-studies (4:1), in addition, only 1/3 of scientific works that have included both sexes have considered it as a variable. Therefore, often the results of scientific studies obtained for male populations are generalized to women without justification. It is known that physiological differences between genders influence athletic performance. Understanding the levels of association between physiological variables and aerobic performance and the relative importance of each one, with female performance in a long-term event is essential to advance in understanding the problem and to adapt the structure of resistance training for women. In addition, another issue is related to the lack of knowledge about the possible interference of the intensity with which the athlete performs swimming or cycling on the intensity with which she will perform the subsequent activity (cycling or running). Thus, the aim of this study will be to verify the levels of association between maximum oxygen consumption, ventilatory thresholds, economy of movement and body composition of female triathletes with their respective performances in an Olympic Triathlon event. Subsequently, a prediction equation for performance in the modality based on the measured variables will be described. We will also aim to verify if the intensity with which the athlete develops swimming is associated with the intensity of cycling and if the intensity with which the athlete develops cycling is associated with the intensity with which she develops running during a triathlon event (Olympic distance). For this purpose, 40 Olympic triathlon female athletes will be evaluated and will undergo two cardiopulmonary tests (treadmill and bicycle), with the aim of evaluating maximum oxygen uptake, speed or maximum load, ventilatory thresholds and economy of movement, in addition to evaluating the composition body to measure the percentage of fat mass and lean mass. (AU)

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MARTINS, HIGGOR AMADEUS; BARBOSA, JOSE GERALDO; SEFFRIN, ALDO; VIVAN, LAVINIA; SOUZA, VINICIUS RIBEIRO DOS ANJOS; DE LIRA, CLAUDIO ANDRE BARBOSA; WEISS, KATJA; KNECHTLE, BEAT; ANDRADE, MARILIA SANTOS. Sex Differences in Maximal Oxygen Uptake Adjusted for Skeletal Muscle Mass in Amateur Endurance Athletes: A Cross Sectional Study. HEALTHCARE, v. 11, n. 10, p. 9-pg., . (21/08114-1)
FERNANDES, GUILHERME CORREA DE ARAUJO MOURY; BARBOSA JUNIOR, JOSE G. G.; SEFFRIN, ALDO; VIVAN, LAVINIA; DE LIRA, CLAUDIO A. B.; VANCINI, RODRIGO L.; WEISS, KATJA; KNECHTLE, BEAT; ANDRADE, MARILIA S.. Amateur Female Athletes Perform the Running Split of a Triathlon Race at Higher Relative Intensity than the Male Athletes: A Cross-Sectional Study. HEALTHCARE, v. 11, n. 3, p. 7-pg., . (21/08114-1)
BARBOSA, JOSE GERALDO; DE LIRA, CLAUDIO ANDRE BARBOSA; VANCINI, RODRIGO LUIZ; DOS ANJOS, VINICIUS RIBEIRO; VIVAN, LAVINIA; SEFFRIN, ALDO; FORTE, PEDRO; WEISS, KATJA; KNECHTLE, BEAT; ANDRADE, MARILIA SANTOS. Physiological Features of Olympic-Distance Amateur Triathletes, as Well as Their Associations with Performance in Women and Men: A Cross-Sectional Study. HEALTHCARE, v. 11, n. 4, p. 12-pg., . (21/08114-1)

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