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dc.contributor.authorLajoso Silva, Nuno
dc.contributor.authorBezerra, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorDa Silva Gomes, Bruno Tiago 
dc.contributor.authorCancela Carral, José María 
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-15T09:48:19Z
dc.date.available2022-02-15T09:48:19Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-01
dc.identifier.citationPolish Journal of Sport and Tourism, 28(2): 8-13 (2021)spa
dc.identifier.issn20828799
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11093/3061
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. Firefighters’ (FFs) cardiorespiratory fitness is considered an important capacity for workability. To successfully complete safety standards and rescue protocols, FFs are required to accomplish minimum values of relative VO2max. Physical fitness programs for FFs must take into consideration physiological demands, being essential not only for professional tasks but also as a guarantee of their personal safety. This research aimed to investigate the influence of specific functional training (FT) with and without personal protective equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) on the FFs’ cardiorespiratory fitness. Material and methods. Sixty FFs were randomly allocated in three groups (EG1 training with PPE+SCBA; EG2 training with regular fitness equipment and the control group) and enrolled for a 24-week (two sessions/week) FT intervention program. FFs were assessed in anthropometric and 12-minute Cooper test, pre and post-intervention. Results. Both training groups demonstrated significant improvements from baseline to post intervention EG1 VO2max (39.8 ± 6.5ml.kg-1.min-1 and 41.2 ± 5.6ml.kg-1.min-1, p < 0.001, +3.5%; EG2 VO2max 41.5 ± 8.3ml.kg-1.min-1 and 42.5 ± 7.5ml.kg-1.min-1, p < 0.05, +2.4%). Conclusions. The proposed FT intervention, considering the provided equipment in all fire departments, and even without running tasks, seems to be adequate for developing FFs’ VO2max. Regular FT with PPE+SCAB must be encouraged to improve adequate VO2max and fitness levels related to firefighting specific tasks.en
dc.language.isoengspa
dc.publisherPolish Journal of Sport and Tourismspa
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleFirefighters cardiorespiratory fitness parameters after 24 weeks of functional training with and without personal protective equipmenten
dc.typearticlespa
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessspa
dc.identifier.doi10.2478/pjst-2021-0008
dc.identifier.editorhttps://www.sciendo.com/article/10.2478/pjst-2021-0008spa
dc.publisher.departamentoDidácticas especiaisspa
dc.publisher.grupoinvestigacionHealthyFitspa
dc.subject.unesco2411.03 Fisiología Cardiovascularspa
dc.subject.unesco2411.06 Fisiología del Ejerciciospa
dc.subject.unesco2411.17 Fisiología de la Respiraciónspa
dc.date.updated2022-02-14T11:08:58Z
dc.computerCitationpub_title=Polish Journal of Sport and Tourism|volume=28|journal_number=2|start_pag=8|end_pag=13spa


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