Research Repository

Performance and metabolism in repeated sprint exercise: effect of recovery intensity

Spencer, Matt, Dawson, Brian, Goodman, Carmel, Dascombe, Ben and Bishop, David (2008) Performance and metabolism in repeated sprint exercise: effect of recovery intensity. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 103 (5). pp. 545-552. ISSN 1439-6319 (print) 1439-6327 (online)

Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of a moderate (MI) and a low intensity (LI) active recovery (both compared to a passive recovery) on repeated-sprint performance and muscle metabolism. Nine, male, subjects performed three repeated-sprint cycle tests (6 9 4 s sprints, every 25 s) in a semi-randomized, counter-balanced order. Recovery after each sprint for the MI and LI trials, respectively, was 60 W (*35% _V O2 max) and 20 W (*20% _V O2 max). Biopsies were taken from the vastus lateralis pre- and immediately post-test during the MI and LI trials to determine adenosine triphosphate (ATP), phosphocreatine (PCr) and lactate (MLa-) content. Compared to passive, significant reductions in peak power of 3.4–6.0% were recorded in the MI trial (4 of 6 sprints; P\0.05) and reductions of 3.5–3.7% in the LI trial (2 of 6 sprints; P\0.05), with no differences between the two active trials. No significant differences were evident in ATP, PCr and MLa- between the two active recovery trials. In summary, peak power indices during the repeatedsprint test were inferior in the MI and LI active recovery trials, compared to passive. The minimal differences in performance and muscle metabolites between the MI and LI trials suggest that any low-to-moderate level of muscle activation will attenuate the resynthesis of PCr and the recovery of power output during repeated short-sprint exercise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22035. peak power output, intermittent exercise, phosphocreatine, muscle lactate, RSA, repeated sprint ability, sprints, cycling, athletes
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 00:00
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:32
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7998
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-008-0749-z
ePrint Statistics: View download statistics for this item
Citations in Scopus: 42 - View on Scopus

Repository staff only

View Item View Item

Search Google Scholar