Modeles mathematiques et physiologiques de la performance humaine

Translated title of the contribution: Mathematical and physiological models of human performance

V. Bocquet, V. Billat*

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Introduction. - In this century, empirical and bioenergetic endurance modelling (i.e., the relationship between time and velocity) have been proposed to predict and explain performance over short and long distances, in running especially. The purpose of this article is to present an historical review of these modelling and applying some of them to middle- and long- distance running. Current knowledge and key points. - The limit of each of these models is considered as the inter-individual variability of time to exhaustion (time limit) at the maximal oxygen consumption. In the same manner, none of them take into account the oxygen slow component, which appeared for supra-lactate threshold exercise. Future prospects and projects. - In the future, the oxygen slow component and variability of time to exhaustion at the maximal oxygen consumption should be taken into account to better individualize this bioenergetic profile via the endurance model.

Translated title of the contributionMathematical and physiological models of human performance
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)278-291
Number of pages14
JournalScience and Sports
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioenergetic
  • Modelling
  • Performance
  • Sport


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