Publication details

Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Intellectual Disability

Authors

GRÜN Vojtěch GIMUNOVÁ Marta VÁLKOVÁ Hana

Year of publication 2019
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Citation
Description This study discusses the heart rate (HR) in people with intellectual disability (ID) comparing the resting HR and HR after 2 minutes of exercise of athletes participating in Special Olympics (SO) in table tennis (TT) and cross-country (XC) skiing (XC skiing, 50 m, 1 km, and 3 km). The results showed a similar increase between the resting HR and HR after 2 minutes of exercise for TT players and XC skiers competing in 3 km race. Changes in HR in XC skiers competing in 50 m and 1 km races between the rest and exercise were noticeably higher indicating their lower fitness. Future studies focused on the relationship of HR variables, and training quality will provide a more detailed knowledge of the cardiorespiratory fitness and ID relationship.