The Critical Power concept: from athletes to patients

01 December 2016 → 30 November 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Physiology
    • Physiology
    • Physiology
Aerobic fitness Cycling Power output
Project description

The research project studies the Critical Power concept and focuses on underpinning mechanisms of the different components of the concept: Critical Power and W’ by means of non-invasive techniques (Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Surface Electromyography, Pulmonary gas exchange). Additionally, the application of this concept into physical evaluation of patient populations and effectiveness of interventions is addressed in a pilot study in COPD.