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Title: Influence of average pedalling rate upon the magnitude of the mechanical and biochemical changes arising from high-intensity exercise
Author: Cherry, Paul Warren
ISNI:       0000 0001 3543 0033
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1997
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The process of fatigue during 30 s of high-intensity exercise results in rapid and substantial mechanical, electrical and biochemical changes in muscle fibres. This thesis describes a series of experiments, performed upon a friction-loaded cycle ergometer, which investigated whether the magnitude of the mechanical and biochemical changes is affected by changes in average pedalling rate. The ability to generate peak power in a subsequent sprint of 6 s duration was used to assess the magnitude of the mechanical changes. Changes in the concentrations of blood and muscle metabolites pre- and post-exercise permitted some of the biochemical changes to be measured.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Fatigue; Muscle metabolism; Sprint cycling