Intensidad del ejercicio en ciclismo indoor / Exercise Intensity During Indoor Cycling

C. Barbado, C. Foster, D. Vicente-Campos, J. López-Chicharro


El objetivo de este estudio fue cuantificar la intensidad de una sesión de ciclismo indoor. 300 sujetos experimentados realizaron una sesión en la que se  registró la FC media entre el minuto 1-15 (FCmedia1), minuto 16-30 (FCmedia2), y minuto 31-intensidad pico de la sesión (FCmedia3). Se obtuvieron valores de RPE en el minuto 15 (RPE15), 30 (RPE30), y 45 (RPE45). La FC media de la sesión fue 144.84 ± 15.59 lpm. La FCmedia1, FCmedia2 y FCmedia3 fue 135.37 ± 16.50 lpm, 148.84 ± 15.85 lpm, y 153.79 ± 16.66 lpm, respectivamente. La RPE15, RPE30 y RPE45 fue 5.39 ± 1.72, 7.14 ± 1.34 y 7.14 ± 2.44, respectivamente. Las correlaciones bivariadas entre la FC y la RPE mostraron correlación significativa en el minuto 15 (r=0.336; p<0.01), 30 (r=0.291; p<0.01), y 45 (r=0.459; p<0.01). Estos datos sugieren que el ciclismo indoor puede ser una actividad de alta intensidad.

PALABRAS CLAVE: Spinning, cardiovascular, ejercicio en grupo, bici, fitness


The aim of this study was to quantify the intensity linked to an indoor cycling session. 300 healthy experienced subjects performed an indoor cycling session while HR was recorded between minute 1-15 (HRmean1), 16-30 min (HRmean2) and 31 min to the peak intensity of the session (HRmean3). RPE values were obtained at 15 min (RPE15), 30 min (RPE30) and 45 min (RPE45). Mean HR of the session was 144.84 ± 15.59 bpm. HRmean1, HRmean2 and HRmean3 were 135.37 ± 16.50 bpm, 148.84 ± 15.85 bpm, and 153.79 ± 16.66 bpm, respectively. RPE15, RPE30 and RPE45 values were 5.39 ± 1.72, 7.14 ± 1.34 and 7.14 ± 2.44, respectively. Bivariate correlations made between HR and RPE values showed significant correlation at 15 (r=0.336; p<0.01), 30 (r=0.291; p<0.01), and 45 (r=0.459; p<0.01) min. These data suggest that indoor cycling can be a vigorous intensity activity.

KEY WORDS: Spinning, cardiovascular, group exercise, bike, fitness.

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