Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318258e1c1

Sprint Exercise Performance: Does Metabolic Power Matter?

Bundle, Matthew W.1; Weyand, Peter G.2

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Prevailing physiological paradigms explain both sprint and endurance exercise performance in terms of the availability of metabolic energy. However, for all-out efforts of 60 s or less, the prevailing view is no longer viable. Contemporary evidence indicates that sprinting performance is determined by musculoskeletal force application, with a duration dependency explained by the intrinsically rapid rates at which skeletal muscle fatigues in vivo.

©2012 The American College of Sports Medicine


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