Study of the week – Muscle Temperature and Power Output

Took me ages to find any studies on this:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00424812

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

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-1716.1979.tb06439.x/abstract
This study looked at a variety of performance measures

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

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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