Energy System Contributions in Repeated Sprint Tests: Protocol and Sex Comparison
(Erkan Tortu, Tahir Hazir, Ayse Kin-Isler)

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Erkan Tortu, Tahir Hazir, Ayse Kin-Isler

The aim of this study was to investigate the energy system contributions to different repeated sprint protocols and also to determine sex-related differences in these contributions. Sixteen men and fourteen women team sport athletes randomly performed two cycling repeated sprint protocols with the same total duration (10 x 6 s and 6 x 10 s). Relative peak power (RPP), relative mean power (RMP), performance decrement (PD), oxygen uptake (VO2), blood lactate (LA), heart rate (HR) and ratings of perceived exertion (RPEs) were measured. The contributions of energy systems were calculated from oxygen consumption and lactate values during rest, exercise and recovery phases based on mathematical methods. Findings indicate that men had higher RPP and RMP. RPP did not differ according to protocols, while RMP was higher in the 10 x 6 s protocol. The sex effect in PD was similar; however, it was higher in the 6 x 10 s protocol. The effects of protocols on the maximum HR and LA were similar; however, the 6 x 10 s protocol resulted in higher RPEs. In both protocols women had higher ATP-PCr and men had higher glycolytic system contribution with similar oxidative system contribution. In addition, the 10 x 6 s protocol had higher ATP-PCr system contribution and the 6 x 10 s protocol had higher glycolytic system and oxidative system contributions. In conclusion, the contribution of energy systems, physiological and performance variables showed variations according to sex and different protocols.
DOI: 10.5114/jhk/175862
Tortu, E., Hazir, T., Kin Isler, A. (2024). Energy System Contributions in Repeated Sprint Tests: Protocol and Sex Comparison. Journal of Human Kinetics, 92, 87-98.
Key words
alactic energy system, glycolysis, aerobic system, team sports,

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