sport specific ergometry

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A multidisciplinary science-based evaluation of the energy expenditure of an athlete in conditions that simulate as closely as possible the conditions of competition. Factors considered include the physical and psychological conditions of the competition environment, the body position of the athlete, and the typical work rate, power output, and frequency and duration of activity during competition. Sport-specific ergometers include treadmills for runners and walkers, cycle ergometers for cyclists, and flumes for swimmers.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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