The effect on cardiorespiratory fitness after an 8-week period of commuter cycling - A randomized controlled study in adults

Niels Christian Møller, Lars Østergaard, Jens Raaberg Gade, Jens Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Lars Bo Andersen

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OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of commuter cycling on cardiorespiratory fitness in men and women. Secondary outcomes included body fat and blood pressure measurements. METHODS: In February 2009, 48 volunteers from the Island of Funen, Denmark were randomly assigned to either "no change in lifestyle" or to "minimum 20minutes of daily commuter cycling during 8weeks". Maximal oxygen uptake was assessed directly during a progressive cycle-ergometer-test, sum of skinfolds was used as an estimate of body fat, and blood pressure was measured using a Dinamap monitor. Measurements were obtained at baseline and at the conclusion of the 8-week intervention program. RESULTS: Six cyclists dropped out. After 8weeks V˙O(2)max (mLO(2)min(-1)) and cardiorespiratory fitness (mLO(2)kg(-1)min(-1)) were significantly improved in the cycling group when compared to the control group. Delta change in V˙O(2)max between groups equaled 206mLO(2)min(-1) (p=0.005) and delta change in cardiorespiratory fitness equaled 2.6mLO(2)kg(-1)min(-1) (p=0.003). Body fatness changed more noticeable (p=0.026) in the cyclists (-12.3±7.3mm) than in the controls (-0.2±7.1mm). CONCLUSIONS: V˙O(2)max and cardiorespiratory fitness were significantly improved and body fat reduced as a result of people engaging in 8weeks of commuter cycling.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPreventive Medicine
Vol/bind53
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)172-177
Antal sider6
ISSN0091-7435
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

Fingeraftryk

Adipose Tissue
Denmark
Islands
Volunteers
Oxygen
Control Groups
Cardiorespiratory Fitness

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Møller, Niels Christian ; Østergaard, Lars ; Gade, Jens Raaberg ; Nielsen, Jens Jeppe Lund ; Andersen, Lars Bo. / The effect on cardiorespiratory fitness after an 8-week period of commuter cycling - A randomized controlled study in adults. I: Preventive Medicine. 2011 ; Bind 53, Nr. 3. s. 172-177.
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The effect on cardiorespiratory fitness after an 8-week period of commuter cycling - A randomized controlled study in adults. / Møller, Niels Christian; Østergaard, Lars; Gade, Jens Raaberg; Nielsen, Jens Jeppe Lund; Andersen, Lars Bo.

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