oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The Talk Test as a simple marker of ventilatory threshold

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Endurance training prescriptions are often based on laboratory measurements of physiological reference points, such as the ventilatory threshold (VT). This study evaluated the relationship between a simple surrogate of the VT, the Talk Test (TT), and objective measures of VT in well-trained individuals. This was a comparative study of the oxygen consumption (V02) in reference to TT, VT and respiratory compensation threshold (RCT).

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