The effect of prior upper body exercise on subsequent wingate performance

Grant, M.C., Robergs, Robert A., Baird, M.F., & Baker, J.S. (2014) The effect of prior upper body exercise on subsequent wingate performance. BioMed Research International, 2014, Article ID 329328.

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It has been reported previously that the upper body musculature is continually active during high intensity cycle ergometry. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of prior upper body exercise on subsequent Wingate (WAnT) performance. Eleven recreationally active males (20.8 ± 2.2 yrs; 77.7 ± 12.0 kg; 1.79 ± 0.04 m) completed two trials in a randomised order. In one trial participants completed 2×30 s WAnT tests (WAnT1 and WAnT2) with a 6 min recovery period; in the other trial, this protocol was preceded with 4 sets of biceps curls to induce localised arm fatigue. Prior upper body exercise was found to have a statistically significant detrimental effect on peak power output (PPO) during WAnT1 (P<0.05) but no effect was observed for mean power output (MPO) (P>0.05). Handgrip (HG) strength was also found to be significantly lower following the upper body exercise. These results demonstrate that the upper body is meaningfully involved in the generation of leg power during intense cycling.

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ID Code: 96757
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: lactic acid, adult; arm exercise; article; controlled study; cycling; ergometry; grip strength; human; human experiment; lactate blood level; male; muscle fatigue; muscle strength; musculoskeletal system parameters; normal human; peak power output; subsequent wingate, Adult; Anaerobic Threshold; Arm; Ergometry; Exercise; Humans; Leg; Male; Physical Conditioning, Human; Physical Fitness
DOI: 10.1155/2014/329328
ISSN: 2314-6133
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: 2014 Marie Clare Grant et al.
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2016 04:16
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 01:13

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