Walter Staiano

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Mental fatigue is a psychobiological state caused by prolonged periods of demanding cognitive activity. Although the impact of mental fatigue on cognitive and skilled performance is well known, its effect on physical performance has not been thoroughly investigated. In this randomized crossover study, 16 subjects cycled to exhaustion at 80% of their peak(More)
In exercise physiology, it has been traditionally assumed that high-intensity aerobic exercise stops at the point commonly called exhaustion because fatigued subjects are no longer able to generate the power output required by the task despite their maximal voluntary effort. We tested the validity of this assumption by measuring maximal voluntary cycling(More)
PURPOSE The psychobiological model of endurance performance proposes that the perception of effort is the ultimate determinant of endurance performance. Therefore, any physiological or psychological factor affecting the perception of effort will affect endurance performance. Accordingly, this novel study investigated the effects of a frequently used(More)
It is traditionally assumed that submaximal exercise stops when fatigue mechanisms reduce maximal force/power to the point that muscles are no longer able to produce the required force/power (exhaustion) (Allen et al. 2008). If this assumption was true, maximal force/power measured immediately after exhaustion should be very close to the force/power(More)
We thank MacIntosh and Fletcher (2010) for sharing these previously unpublished power–cadence data. We concede that, on the basis of the only power–cadence data (Beelen and Sargeant 1991) available at the time of writing our reply to Burnley (2010), we may have underestimated the effect of cadence on the ability to produce maximal voluntary cycling power(More)
An important and unresolved issue is the mechanism(s) that lead to task failure during intense aerobic exercise. Marcora and Staiano (2010) have recently reinvestigated this problem using human subjects on a bicycle ergometer. Subjects were asked to exercise at 80% of their maximal aerobic power (242 W) and failed (unable to maintain the pedal frequency(More)
PURPOSE Given the important role of the brain in regulating endurance performance, this comparative study sought to determine whether professional road cyclists have superior inhibitory control and resistance to mental fatigue compared to recreational road cyclists. METHODS After preliminary testing and familiarization, eleven professional and nine(More)
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