Bimodal recovery of quadriceps muscle force within 24 hours after sprint cycling for 30 seconds
Material and methods. Twelve healthy untrained men (mean age 23.6±1.7 years) took part in the experiment. The contractility of quadriceps muscle was studied before (Initial) and 2, 5, 30, 60 min and 24 h after exercise via the electrically evoked contractions at 1, 15, 50 Hz and maximal voluntary contractions at short and long muscle length.
Results. 1) In early, fast-recovery phase (within the first 5 min), muscle force evoked by electrical stimulation of 1, 15, 50 Hz was restored at short muscle length, conversely at long length (Initial vs. 5 min: 15 Hz and 50 Hz, both P<0.05), whereas maximal voluntary contraction force was still suppressed at both muscle lengths; 2) in the second phase (from 5 min to 30–60 min), muscle force decreased at low- and high-frequency stimulations and was more expressed at low-frequency stimulation and at short muscle length than that at long length, but the maximum voluntary contraction force recovered to initial; 3) in long-lasting phase (within 24 hours), 15 Hz force was still suppressed at both muscle lengths.
Conclusion. A bimodal recovery of contractility of the quadriceps following sprint cycling for 30 s is determined by the concomitant complex interaction of mechanisms enhancing (potentiation) and suppressing (fatigue) contractile potential of the muscle.
Skurvydas, A.; Masiulis, N.; Satkunskienė, D.; Stanislovaitis, A.; Mamkus, G.; Kamandulis, S.; Dudonienė, V. Bimodal recovery of quadriceps muscle force within 24 hours after sprint cycling for 30 seconds. Medicina 2007, 43, 226.
Skurvydas A, Masiulis N, Satkunskienė D, Stanislovaitis A, Mamkus G, Kamandulis S, Dudonienė V. Bimodal recovery of quadriceps muscle force within 24 hours after sprint cycling for 30 seconds. Medicina. 2007; 43(3):226.Chicago/Turabian Style
Skurvydas, Albertas; Masiulis, Nerijus; Satkunskienė, Danguolė; Stanislovaitis, Aleksas; Mamkus, Gedminas; Kamandulis, Sigitas; Dudonienė, Vilma. 2007. "Bimodal recovery of quadriceps muscle force within 24 hours after sprint cycling for 30 seconds." Medicina 43, no. 3: 226.