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Effect of induced alkalosis on the power-duration relationship of "all-out" exercise

Anni Vanhatalo, Lars R McNaughton, Jason Siegler, Andrew M Jones
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2010, 42 (3): 563-70
19952817

PURPOSE: We tested the hypotheses that sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) ingestion would result in no alteration in critical power (CP) but would improve performance in a 3-min all-out cycling test by increasing the total amount of work done above CP (W').

METHODS: Eight habitually active subjects completed 3-min all-out sprints against fixed resistance in a blind randomized design after a dose of 0.3 g.kg body mass of NaHCO3 and 0.045 g.kg body mass of sodium chloride (placebo; PL trial). Blood acid-base status was assessed from arterialized fingertip blood samples before and after exercise. The CP was calculated as the mean power output during the final 30 s of the test, and the W' was estimated as the power-time integral >CP.

RESULTS: The NaHCO3 dose was effective in inducing preexercise alkalosis as indicated by changes in blood pH (PL = 7.40 +/- 0.02 vs NaHCO3 = 7.46 +/- 0.01, P < 0.001), [bicarbonate] (PL = 21.9 +/- 3.0 vs NaHCO3 = 29.0 +/- 3.8 mM, P < 0.05), and base excess (PL = -1.9 +/- 2.5 vs NaHCO3 = 5.0 +/- 3.0 mM, P < 0.05). There were no significant differences in the total work done (PL = 62.8 +/- 10.1 vs NaHCO3 = 62.7 +/- 10.1 kJ), the CP (PL = 248 +/- 50 vs NaHCO3 = 251 +/- 51 W), or the W' (PL = 18.2 +/- 6.4 vs NaHCO3 = 17.5 +/- 6.0 kJ) estimates between treatments.

CONCLUSIONS: Despite notably enhanced blood-buffering capacity, NaHCO3 ingestion had no effect on the W', the CP, or the overall performance during 3 min of all-out cycling. It is concluded that preexercise blood alkalosis had no influence on the power-duration relationship for all-out exercise.

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