Presentation Title

Women's Collegiate Lacrosse team Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Muscular Strength

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Justin Guilkey , Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Exercise and Sport Science

Presentation Abstract

The study is characterizing cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength in women's collegiate lacrosse players. It will examine maximal heart rate, maximal oxygen consumption and hamstring and quadriceps muscle strength and compare between positions. There are multiple athletes that each play a different position which will affect their cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength. For maximal heart rate and oxygen consumption, a cycle ergometer will increase in work rate until the point of fatigue. A Cosmed Quark metabolic cart will measure oxygen consumption and heart rate. The muscular strength test measures the athlete's quadriceps and hamstring ratio at two different isokinetic speeds. It is expected that positions require the athlete to be up and down the field the whole game will have greater aerobic fitness, while positions like the goalie will have lower aerobic fitness. Positions of power, like goalie, are going to have stronger hamstrings and quadriceps.

Location

Poster Session 2

Start Date

22-4-2021 4:30 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 6:30 PM

Disciplines

Sports Sciences

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Women's Collegiate Lacrosse team Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Muscular Strength

Poster Session 2

The study is characterizing cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength in women's collegiate lacrosse players. It will examine maximal heart rate, maximal oxygen consumption and hamstring and quadriceps muscle strength and compare between positions. There are multiple athletes that each play a different position which will affect their cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength. For maximal heart rate and oxygen consumption, a cycle ergometer will increase in work rate until the point of fatigue. A Cosmed Quark metabolic cart will measure oxygen consumption and heart rate. The muscular strength test measures the athlete's quadriceps and hamstring ratio at two different isokinetic speeds. It is expected that positions require the athlete to be up and down the field the whole game will have greater aerobic fitness, while positions like the goalie will have lower aerobic fitness. Positions of power, like goalie, are going to have stronger hamstrings and quadriceps.

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