HARD WORK REQUIRES MORE ENERGY FOR RECOVERY
Dooly, C. R., Diotti, K. A., & Dotson, C. O. (2002). Recovery metabolism following exercise above and below the anaerobic threshold. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 1213.
Fit college females (N = 13) were assessed over nine days after menses. A ramped bicycle test was used to determine VO2 and lactate threshold.
Recovery oxygen consumption (duration and volume) was significantly higher in the =10% condition than in the -10% condition. After the heavier workload, recovery was prolonged and elevated.
Implication. Recovery after heavy workloads adds a significant energy cost component to that incurred during exercise.
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