A RECENT STUDY DEMONSTRATED THAT IN A SET OF CYCLING INTERVALS, ACETAMINOPHEN DID NOT AFFECT PACING STRATEGY IN EARLIER SPRINTS BUT PERMITTED HIGHER POWER OUTPUT IN LATER SPRINTS. THE EFFECT OF ACETAMINOPHEN ON PAIN SENSATION LIKELY ENABLED A HIGHER EXERTION LEVEL WITHIN THE SAME PERCEIVED PAIN LEVEL. SPECIAL CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED IN RECOMMENDING ANY ANALGESIC.
Institut National du Sport du Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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COLUMN EDITOR: Perry Koziris, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
Lymperis (Perry) Kozirisis an exercise physiologist at the Institut National du Sport du Québec.