Time course of learning to produce maximum cycling power

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sport Science
Creator Martin, Jim
Other Author Diedrich, D.; Coyle, E. F.
Title Time course of learning to produce maximum cycling power
Date 2000
Description The purpose of this investigation was to determine the time course and magnitude of learning effects associated with repeated maximum cycling power tests and to determine if cycle-trained men exhibit different learning effects than active men who are not cycle-trained. Cycle-trained (N = 13) and active men (N = 35) performed short maximal cycling bouts 4 times per day for 4 consecutive days. Inertial load cycle ergometry was used to measure maximum power and pedaling rate at maximum power. Maximum power of the cycle-trained men did not differ across days or bouts. Maximum power of the active men increased 7% within the first day and 7% from the mean of day one to day three. Pedaling rate at maximum power did not differ across days or bouts in either the cycle-trained or active men. These results demonstrate that valid and reliable results for maximum cycling power can be obtained from cycle-trained men in a single day, whereas active men require at least 2 days of practice in order to produce valid and reliable values.
Type Text
Publisher Thieme Medical Publishing Group
Volume 21
Issue 7
First Page 485
Last Page 487
Subject Training; Pedaling; Cycle-trained
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Martin, J. C., Diedrich, D., & Coyle, E. F. (2000). Time course of learning to produce maximum cycling power. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 21(7), 485-7.
Rights Management (c) Thieme Medical Publishing Group
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 99,629 bytes
Identifier ir-main,1465
ARK ark:/87278/s69601rn
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 703625
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69601rn
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