Perceptual and Physiological Responses to Recovery from a Maximal 30-Second Sprint

Glaister, Mark and Pattison, John R. and Dancy, Bernadette and McInnes, Gill (2012) Perceptual and Physiological Responses to Recovery from a Maximal 30-Second Sprint. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research:, 26 (10). pp. 2850-2857. ISSN 1064-8011

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The aims of this study were to evaluate perceptions of post-exercise recovery and to compare patterns of perceived recovery with those of several potential mediating physiological variables. Seventeen well-trained men (age: 22 ± 4 years; height: 1.83 ± 0.05 m; body mass: 78.9 ± 7.6 kg; and body fat: 11.1 ± 2.2%) completed 10 sprint trials on an electromagnetically braked cycle ergometer. Trial 1 evaluated peak power via a 5-second sprint. The remaining trials evaluated (a) the recovery of peak power after a maximal 30-second sprint using rest intervals of 5, 10, 20, 40, 80, and 160 seconds; (b) perceived recovery via visual analog scales; and (c) physiological responses during recovery. The time point in recovery at which individuals perceived they had fully recovered was 163.3 ± 57.5 seconds. Power output at that same time point was 83.6 ± 5.2% of peak power. There were no significant differences between perceived recovery and the recovery processes of VO2 or minute ventilation (VE). Despite differences in the time courses of perceived recovery and the recovery of power output, individuals were able to closely predict full recovery without the need for external timepieces. Moreover, the time course of perceived recovery is similar to that of VO2 and VE.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 612 Human physiology
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts; recreation > 796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games
School/Department: School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2013 15:27


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