Inverse relationship between VO 2max and gross efficiency

J. Hopker, D. Coleman, S. A. Jobson, L. Passfield

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify if an inverse relationship exists between Gross Efficiency (GE) and VO 2max in trained cyclists. In Experiment 1, 14 trained cyclists GE and VO 2max were recorded at 5 different phases of a cycling self-coached season using an incremental laboratory test. In Experiment 2, 29 trained cyclists undertook 12 weeks of training in one of 2 randomly allocated groups (A and B). Over the first 6 weeks Group A was prescribed specific high-intensity training sessions, whilst Group B were restricted in the amount of intensive work they could conduct. In the second 6-week period, both groups were allowed to conduct high intensity training. Results of both experiments in this study demonstrate training related increases in GE, but not VO 2max. A significant inverse within-subject correlation was evident in experiment 1 between GE and VO 2max across the training season (r=0.32; P<0.05). In experiment 2, a significant inverse within-subject correlation was found between changes in GE and VO 2max in Group A over the first 6 weeks of training (r=0.78; P<0.01). Resultantly, a training related inverse relationship between GE and VO 2max is evident in these groups of trained cyclists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-794
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2012

Keywords

  • aerobic capacity
  • performance
  • power output
  • training

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Hopker, J. ; Coleman, D. ; Jobson, S. A. ; Passfield, L. / Inverse relationship between VO 2max and gross efficiency. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 10. pp. 789-794.
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