Physiological Factors Associated with Efficiency in High Intensity Exercise

  title={Physiological Factors Associated with Efficiency in High Intensity Exercise},
  author={Jens Bangsbo},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
SummaryInformation about mechanical efficiency during intense exercise is limited, which is partly due to the difficulties that exist in quantifying anaerobic energy production. Based on human studies examining the isolated quadriceps muscle, the mechanical efficiency during intense dynamic exercise has been estimated to be around 22 to 26%. For cycling, the mechanical efficiency shows a wider range (14 to 34%) which, to a large extent, can be attributed to the uncertainties regarding the mass… Expand

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