Motor Systems | Muscle & Connective Tissue
The effect of pacing strategy on muscle fatigue and technique in 1500m speed skating and cycling
IK Stoter, BR MacIntosh, JR Fletcher, S Pootz, I Zijdewind, FJ Hettinga*
*Corresponding author: FJ Hettinga
Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 38 (poster) [English]
Poster [773.16 KB]
17th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS) 2012, 4 - 7 Jul 2012, P000
Theoretically, faster end times are expected when performing an explosive start in a 1500m time trial in speed skating and cycling. In practice this appears to be particularly true in cycling, but not as much in speed skating.
Cyclists seem to go more all out, whereas speed skaters seem to attribute part of their energy resources to maintaining knee angles and thereby their technical ability. This might explain the different pacing strategies in speed skating and in cycling and might afford interesting possibilities to study regulation systems.
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