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Caffeine and Placebo Improved Maximal Exercise Performance Despite Unchanged Motor Cortex Activation and Greater Prefrontal Cortex Deoxygenation (2018)
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Pires, F. O., dos Anjos, C. A. S., Covolan, R. J. M., Fontes, E. B., Noakes, T. D., St Clair Gibson, A., …Ugrinowitsch, C. (in press). Caffeine and Placebo Improved Maximal Exercise Performance Despite Unchanged Motor Cortex Activation and Greater Prefrontal Cortex Deoxygenation. Frontiers in Physiology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01144

Caffeine (CAF) is an ergogenic aid used to improve exercise performance. Independent studies have suggested that caffeine may have the ability to increase corticospinal excitability, thereby decreasing the motor cortex activation required to generate... Read More about Caffeine and Placebo Improved Maximal Exercise Performance Despite Unchanged Motor Cortex Activation and Greater Prefrontal Cortex Deoxygenation.

Exploring the performance reserve: Effect of different magnitudes of power output deception on 4,000 m cycling time-trial performance (2017)
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Stone, M. R., Thomas, K., Wilkinson, M., Stevenson, E., St. Clair Gibson, A., Jones, A. M., & Thompson, K. G. (in press). Exploring the performance reserve: Effect of different magnitudes of power output deception on 4,000 m cycling time-trial performance. PLoS ONE, 12(3), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173120

Purpose The aim of the present study was to investigate whether a magnitude of deception of 5% in power output would lead to a greater reduction in the amount of time taken for participants to complete a 4000 m cycling TT than a magnitude of deceptio... Read More about Exploring the performance reserve: Effect of different magnitudes of power output deception on 4,000 m cycling time-trial performance.

Neuromuscular changes and the rapid adaptation following a bout of damaging eccentric exercise (2016)
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Goodall, S., Thomas, K., Barwood, M., Keane, K., Gonzalez, J. T., St Clair Gibson, A., & Howatson, G. (2017). Neuromuscular changes and the rapid adaptation following a bout of damaging eccentric exercise. Acta Physiologica, 220(4), 486-500. https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.12844

Introduction An initial bout of eccentric exercise is known to protect against muscle damage following a repeated bout of the same exercise; however, the neuromuscular adaptations owing to this phenomenon are unknown. Aim To determine whether ne... Read More about Neuromuscular changes and the rapid adaptation following a bout of damaging eccentric exercise.

Cerebral Regulation in Different Maximal Aerobic Exercise Modes (2016)
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Pires, F. O., dos Anjos, C. A. S., Covolan, R. J. M., Pinheiro, F. A., St Clair Gibson, A., Noakes, T. D., …Ugrinowitsch, C. (in press). Cerebral Regulation in Different Maximal Aerobic Exercise Modes. Frontiers in Physiology, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00253

We investigated cerebral responses, simultaneously with peripheral and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) responses, during different VO2MAX-matched aerobic exercise modes. Nine cyclists (VO2MAX of 57.5 ± 6.2 ml·kg−1·min−1) performed a maximal, cont... Read More about Cerebral Regulation in Different Maximal Aerobic Exercise Modes.

Central and Peripheral Fatigue in Male Cyclists after 4-, 20-, and 40-km Time Trials (2015)
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THOMAS, K., GOODALL, S., STONE, M., HOWATSON, G., GIBSON, A. S. C., & ANSLEY, L. (2015). Central and Peripheral Fatigue in Male Cyclists after 4-, 20-, and 40-km Time Trials. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(3), 537-546. https://doi.org/10.1249/mss.0000000000000448

Purpose Few studies have assessed neuromuscular fatigue after self-paced locomotor exercise; moreover, none have assessed the degree of supraspinal fatigue. This study assessed central and peripheral fatigue after self-paced exercise of different d... Read More about Central and Peripheral Fatigue in Male Cyclists after 4-, 20-, and 40-km Time Trials.