We tested the hypothesis that acute, non-metabolic fatigue, by reducing maximal power output and possibly increasing muscle recruitment at a given exercise intensity, will reduce indexes of exercise tolerance during incremental cycling. Ten subjects performed three ramp incremental tests respectively after static stretching (STRC), dropjumps (DJ) or control (CTRL). Fatigue was assessed as reduction in maximal power output (sprintPO) during isokinetic sprints. During the ramps we measured: oxygen consumption (VO2), power output (PO), and surface electromyography. sprintPO was reduced after STRC and DJ (p = 0.007) yet not after CTRL. During the ramps, the interventions augmented muscle excitation vs CTRL (p ≤ 0.001). Peak PO and VO2 were reduced after STRC (302 ± 39W p = 0.033, 3365 ± 465 ml/min p = 0.015) and DJ (300 ± 37W p = 0.023, 3413 ± 476 ml/min p = 0.094) vs CTRL (314 ± 41W, 3505 ± 486 ml/min). Interventions were associated with early occurrence of the ventilatory thresholds and increased VO2vs CTRL (p = 0.029). The physiological response after acute non-metabolic fatigue suggests a link between exercise intolerance and the decreased ability to produce force.

Respiratory and muscular response to acute non-metabolic fatigue during ramp incremental cycling

Colosio, Alessandro L;BALDESSARI, EMMANUELE;BASSO, ENRICO;Pogliaghi, Silvia
2019-01-01

Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that acute, non-metabolic fatigue, by reducing maximal power output and possibly increasing muscle recruitment at a given exercise intensity, will reduce indexes of exercise tolerance during incremental cycling. Ten subjects performed three ramp incremental tests respectively after static stretching (STRC), dropjumps (DJ) or control (CTRL). Fatigue was assessed as reduction in maximal power output (sprintPO) during isokinetic sprints. During the ramps we measured: oxygen consumption (VO2), power output (PO), and surface electromyography. sprintPO was reduced after STRC and DJ (p = 0.007) yet not after CTRL. During the ramps, the interventions augmented muscle excitation vs CTRL (p ≤ 0.001). Peak PO and VO2 were reduced after STRC (302 ± 39W p = 0.033, 3365 ± 465 ml/min p = 0.015) and DJ (300 ± 37W p = 0.023, 3413 ± 476 ml/min p = 0.094) vs CTRL (314 ± 41W, 3505 ± 486 ml/min). Interventions were associated with early occurrence of the ventilatory thresholds and increased VO2vs CTRL (p = 0.029). The physiological response after acute non-metabolic fatigue suggests a link between exercise intolerance and the decreased ability to produce force.
Dropjumps; Exercise Tolerance; Loss of Efficiency; Oxygen Consumption; Stretching
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