HIGH-INTENSITY WORK DOES NOT AFFECT SUBSEQUENT ANAEROBIC CAPACITY
Slyter, M. S., Hodgkins, T. D., Berning, J. M., Durham, M. P., Evans, A. K., & Sinclair, D. (2000). Effects of 10 minutes of high intensity cycling on Wingate power output. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 537.
Competitive cyclists must perform sprint finishes at the end of races under fatigued conditions. This study evaluated the effects of 10 minutes of high intensity stationary cycling on power output measured by a 30-second Wingate anaerobic bicycle test. Active male college students (N = 5) performed 10 minutes of high intensity cycling followed immediately by a Wingate test. Results were compared to a Wingate-alone condition.
It was found that the high-intensity cycling did not affect Wingate test scores.
Implication. High-intensity work does not affect measures of anaerobic capacity when the two are performed sequentially.
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