The Effects of Non-Contingent Feedback on the Incidence of Plateau at VO2max

Gordon, Dan and Gernigon, Marie and Baker, James and Merzbach, Viviane and Scruton, Adrian (2017) The Effects of Non-Contingent Feedback on the Incidence of Plateau at VO2max. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 16. pp. 105-111. ISSN 1303-2968

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of non-contingent feedback in the form of heart rate (HR) on the inci-dence of plateau at 2max. Ten physically active males (age 24.8 yrs ± 4.2; mass 81.4 ± 9.0 kg; stature 1.80 ± 0.11 m, 2max 53.2 ± 5.8 who were OV2max testing naïve but were cognisant as to the heart rate responses to exercise com-pleted four incremental tests to volitional exhaustion, separated by ~72 h for the determination of 2max and gas exchange threshold. The first trial served as a familiarisation with the remaining three being experimental conditions where HR was presented in a screen projection as either the actual response (HR-A) or 10 b.min-1 higher than recorded (HR-H) or 10 b.min-1 lower (HR-L). Throughout all trials OV2 was recorded on a breath-by-breath basis with plateau criteria of ≤ 50 ml.min-1. RESULTS: A significant difference was observed for Δ2 over the final two consecutive 30s sampling periods between HR-A, both HR-L and HR-H (p = 0.049) and for the incidence of plateau response between condition (p = 0.021). An addition-al significant difference was observed for sub-maximal Δ2 responses between HR-A and HR-H (p = 0.049) and HR-A and HR-L (p = 0.006). Non-significant differences were observed for all other criteria. These data indicate that when presented with non-contingent feedback in the form of HR, that the per-ceptually orientated pacing schema becomes disrupted promot-ing a sparing of the finite anaerobic capacity to compensate for the imbalance between the afferent signal and perception of effort.G

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Pacing, Incremental exercise, VO2max, VO2-plateau
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Dr Dan Gordon
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 11:58
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:59

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