Professional open-wheel race drivers possess cardiorespiratory capacity similar to athletes participating in sports such as basketball, football, and baseball. The VO2 and HR responses to road course driving were similar to those previously reported in traditional sports settings. The findings of this study suggest that professional open-wheel racing drivers should be regarded as athletes that encounter significant physiological stresses.(2)
Conclusions and Practical Applications: Based on our findings, we conclude that two sets of 15 minute recovery session in normobaric hyperoxia are effective for restoring MVIC from local muscle fatigue induced by intermittent intense exercises. For quicker recovery, athletes are recommended to repeat 15 minute recovery process under 30.0% hyperoxia.
The results show that 3 or 4 g of L-carnitine taken before physical exercise prolonged exhaustion.