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Acetaminophen for All-out Power Output: Same Pain, Some Gain

Koziris, Lymperis (Perry) PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Section Editor(s): Koziris, Perry PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength and Conditioning Journal: December 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 6 - p 37–38
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000098
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ABSTRACT 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.

© 2014 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association