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Windhaber, J; Schober, PH; .
Medical performance ergometry in children and adolescents.
MONATSSCHR KINDERHEILK. 2014; 162(3): 216-221.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Schober Peter
Windhaber Jana
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Abstract:
Background. For experts in sports medicine it is on the one hand of vital importance to enable and to support physical activity depending on the individual performance capacity and on the other hand it is an essential task to protect junior athletes and patients from injuries caused by excessive physical exertion. Objectives. Ergometry is used to survey the current state of fitness, basic endurance and documentation of the development of performance capacity as well as the diagnosis of possible pathologies under stress or problems regarding adaptation (overtraining). Materials and methods. Relevant parameters in view of training recommendations are determined under standardized and reproducible conditions. The choice of stress test protocol depends on the body weight, performance capacity and the exerted sporting activity of the tested person. Results and conclusion. For young athletes the sports medical examination resulting in an individual training advice is essential for a healthy and adequate development of the performance capacity. Even sick, overweight and inactive children and adolescents can benefit from a professional sports medical care and can improve fitness and health and, consequently, achieve a higher quality of life.

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