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Time course of learning to produce maximum cycling power.
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PMID:  11071050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
J C Martin; D Diedrich; E F Coyle
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-23     Completed Date:  2001-03-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology*
History, 16th Century
Physical Fitness

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