ISOKINETIC STRENGTH UNRELATED TO AEROBIC OR ANAEROBIC FACTORS IN CYCLING
Lynn, J. S., Lesniewski, L. A., & Sinning, W. E. (1999). The relationship between strength and aerobic and anaerobic power in trained cyclists. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), Supplement abstract 1247.
Male competitive cyclists (N = 10) were measured for strength, which was then related to aerobic power and VO2max, and anaerobic power (Wingate peak and mean power) factors. Lower limb isokinetic strength was measured at slow, moderate, and fast speeds for ankle, knee, and hip flexion.
Isolated correlations between some strength factors and other variables were revealed. When strength scores were combined to produce a total strength value for each speed of contraction, slow strength was correlated with aerobic power and mean anaerobic power, and moderate strength was correlated with mean anaerobic power. Fast strength was unrelated to any factor.
Implication. Forms of isokinetic strength do not appear to be related to aerobic or anaerobic power factors in cycling.
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