Redefining Fatigue: considerations for the calculation of critical power

Humans have a finite capacity for hard exercise. Sports scientists can mathematically determine this capacity by using multiple tests to exhaustion at different exercise intensities and looking at the relationship. However, the current testing protocols assume that once the initial point of fatigue is reached, exercise must be stopped. In the proposed study, we aim to quantify the ability of an athlete to perform work after reaching that initial point of fatigue by gradually decreasing the work rate. This project supports the cutting-edge analytical model called Xert being developed by our collaborative partner Baron Biosystems, Ltd. Furthermore, the results obtained from this study will be used to provide future direction for the software engineers at our partner organization and help them assume a commanding presence in the field of performance data analytics.

Scott Steele
Faculty Supervisor: 
Stephen Cheung;Michael Holmes
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