Prolonged repeated-sprint ability is related to arterial O2 desaturation in men

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Billaut, Francois and Smith, Kurt (2010) Prolonged repeated-sprint ability is related to arterial O2 desaturation in men. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 5 (2). pp. 197-209. ISSN 1555-0265


The ability to repeatedly generate maximum power output is usually accompanied by neuromuscular adjustments. This study aimed to explore the occurrence of arterial O2 desaturation during prolonged repeated-sprint ability (RSA) testing and its relationship to neuromuscular activity, as evidenced by changes in surface integrated electromyogram (iEMG). The study suggests that in a homogenous group of athletes a progressive arterial O2 desaturation develops during a prolonged RSA test, which may contribute toward performance regulation via an effect on sense of effort and neuromuscular activity.

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Online ISSN: 1555-0273

Item type Article
DOI 10.1123/ijspp.5.2.197
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ResPubID21584. intermittent sprints, fatigue, surface EMG, oxygen saturation, RPE, arteries, vascular, RSA, prolonged repeated-sprint ability, neuromuscular activity, soccer players, athletes, integrated electromyogram, iEMG
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