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Life Sci. 2016 Apr 15;151:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2016.02.016. Epub 2016 Feb 6.

Anaerobic threshold employed on exercise training prescription and performance assessment for laboratory rodents: A short review.

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1
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
2
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, State University of Ceará, CE, Brazil.
3
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, State University of Ceará, CE, Brazil. Electronic address: vania.ceccatto@uece.br.

Abstract

Several studies have generated numerous terms in the field of exercise training prescription and performance assessment that often do not match the information previously demonstrated by many other works, generating much debate and resulting in an immense pool of scientific results. Several protocols in exercise training prescription and performance assessment have been proposed for these purposes by many reasons. In the field of exercise science, the protocol must be thoroughly investigated and provide real tools to be reproducible. Many laboratories have been adapting and developing evaluation protocols and testing on physical training of rodents in different experimental conditions. In this context, mice, rats and rabbits are preferentially chosen due to easy manipulation and good response to exercise, and comparable at results obtained with humans in compatible effort intensities. But, the exercise training programs and aerobic-anaerobic transition assessment proposed for animal models vary extensively, depending on the species, gender, age, type of stimulus, type of exercise, type of method and also on the specific objectives of the program. This short review demonstrates the need in offering tools performed by invasive measurement to assess the anaerobic threshold by blood lactate employed on evolution of aerobic-anaerobic parameters of rodents. The objective of this short review was to present and to discuss physical evaluation protocols applications to rodents. The table submitted may give a basis for anaerobic threshold employed on exercise training prescription and performance assessment for laboratory rodents in future research.

KEYWORDS:

Anaerobic threshold; Exercise training prescription; Experimental model

PMID:
26860893
DOI:
10.1016/j.lfs.2016.02.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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