Palmer, Garry, Noakes, Timothy D. and Hawley, John A. (1997) Effects of steady-state versus stochastic exercise on subsequent cycling performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 29(5), pp. 684-687. ISSN (print) 0195-9131Full text not available from this archive.
The aims of this investigation were to evaluate the physiological responses to laboratory based stochastic exercise and to assess the effects of stochastic versus steady-state exercise on subsequent cycling time trial (TT) performance. Six competitive cyclists (peak power output (PPO) 432 +/- 39 W (values are mean +/- SD) undertook in a random order two 150-min paced rides that were either constant load (58% of PPO) or stochastic in nature (58 +/- 12.2% of PPO). These rides were immediately followed by a 20-km TT performance on an air-braked ergometer. Mean heart rate (HR) responses throughout the 150-min paced rides and during the subsequent TT were not significantly different between trials. Yet, despite the similarities in HR, the mean time for the TT was significantly faster (26:32 +/- 1:30 vs 28:08 +/- 1:47 min, P < 0.05) and the mean power output was significantly greater (340.3 +/- 44.2 vs 302.5 +/- 42.3 W; 77.8 +/- 10.2 vs 70.0 +/- 9.8% of PPO, P < 0.05) following the steady-state ride. These results demonstrate that following 150 min of steady-state riding, subsequent 20 km TT performance was significantly improved when compared with 150 min of stochastic exercise.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||heart rate, time trials, variable-intensity, responses|
|Research Area:||Sports-related studies|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Science (until 2011)|
|Depositing User:||Kim Forbes|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||19 Nov 2010 15:30|
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