Thermal "portrait" of sportsmen with different aerobic capacity

  • E. B. Akimov All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, Moscow, Russia; Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism, Moscow, Russia
  • R. S. Andreev All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, Moscow, Russia; Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism, Moscow, Russia
  • V. V. Arkov All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, Moscow, Russia
  • A. A. Kirdin All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, Moscow, Russia
  • V. V. Saryanc All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, Moscow, Russia
  • V. D. Sonkin Institute of Developmental Physiology of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia; Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism, Moscow, Russia
  • A. G. Tonevitsky All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, Moscow, Russia
Keywords: infrared thermography, VO2max, anaerobic threshold

Abstract

Nowadays thermography technique is widely used in clinical and diagnostic procedures. Thermal “portrait” fixed by infra-red thermotracer in rest conditions is characterized by mosaic temperature distribution on skin surface and large individual differences in this pattern. We obtained significant correlations between maximal and average temperature on sportsmen upper body part and important indexes of aerobic capacity – VO2max and anaerobic threshold. We suggest mechanisms responsible for its formation and also propose hypothesis assuming possible role of brown adipose tissue influence on thermal “portrait” forming.
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