Study of the week – Muscle Temperature and Power Output

Took me ages to find any studies on this:

The above study looked at pedalling power output during maximal sprints.

After warming the legs in a 44‡ C water bath there was an increase of ∼11% in maximal peak force and power (PPmax) compared with normal rest while cooling the legs in 18 and 12‡ C water baths resulted in reductions of ∼12% and 21% respectively
This study looked at a variety of performance measures

 Maximal dynamic strength, power output, jumping, and sprinting performance were positively related to temperature


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MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. Aspiring hippy/Buddhist, most of the time.
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