Influence of thigh activation on the VO₂ slow component in boys and men
Breese, Brynmor C.
European Journal of Applied Physiology
Methods: Eight boys (mean age 11.4 ± 0.4) and eight men (mean age 25.3 ± 3.3 years) completed repeated step transitions of unloaded-to-very heavy-intensity (U → VH) exercise on a cycle ergometer. MRI scans of the thigh region were acquired at rest and after VH exercise up to the [Formula Presented]O2Sc time delay (ScTD) and after 6 min. T2 for each of eight muscles was adjusted in relation to cross-sectional area and then summed to provide the area-weighted ΣT2 as an index of thigh recruitment.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
This is the author's accepted version of an article submitted to European Journal of Applied Physiology. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-014-2941-7.
Vol. 114, pp. 2309 - 2319