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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Print version ISSN 1517-8692
PEYRE-TARTARUGA, Leonardo Alexandre and KRUEL, Luiz Fernando Martins. Deep water running: limits and possibilities for high performance. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.5, pp. 286-290. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922006000500012.
The purpose of this study was to analyze the limits and possibilities of deep water running on training of performance runners. Besides, it has been discussed the submaximal acute, maximal acute and chronical responses, following physiological and biomechanical aspects between running on land and deep water running. Heart rate and oxygen uptake's maximal responses are lower in aquatic exercise than in running on land. Experimental evidences suggest the deep water running training for performance athletes, but these studies are limited in training program until ten weeks.
Keywords : Water exercise; Physiological responses; Sport training; Competitive runners.