Concurrencia de fatiga y potenciación tras una contracción voluntaria máxima sostenida / Concurrence Of Fatigue And Potentiation After A Sustained Maximal Voluntary Contraction

A. Vera-Ibáñez, S. Romero-Arenas, C. Marín-Pagán, G. Márquez


El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar la concurrencia e interacción existente entre diferentes factores que afectan al rendimiento, tales como son la fatiga  central, la fatiga periférica y la potenciación post-activación (PPA) tras la realización de una contracción máxima voluntaria (CMV) sostenida hasta la pérdida del 50% en los valores de fuerza iniciales. Con el objetivo de valorar los efectos de la fatiga central, fatiga periférica y la PPA se utilizó la técnica de interpolación de descargas. Los resultados han revelado pérdidas en los valores de durante aproximadamente 3´30´´ y que la fatiga dependió tanto de factores centrales como periféricos. También se produjo una inhibición de la PPA tras la realización de la CMV sostenida, durante un breve periodo de tiempo (entre 30´´ y 1´30´´). Además, se observó la coexistencia de los distintos fenómenos estudiados, que sin embargo, demostraron tener una curva de recuperación temporal diferente.

PALABRAS CLAVE: Fatiga central, fatiga periférica, potenciación post-activación, técnica de interpolación de descargas.


The aim of the present study was to analyze the concurrence and interaction between different factors affecting the performance, such as central fatigue, peripheral fatigue and post-activation potentiation (PAP) after the performance of a maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) sustained until the loss of the 50% of the initial torque value. In order to assess the effects of central fatigue, peripheral fatigue and the PAP on the performance of the MVC, the twitch interpolation technique was used. Our findings revealed a loss of the  force capability during at least 3'30'' and that the recorded fatigue had central and peripheral contributions. Moreover, it has been observed an inhibition of the PAP after the completion of the sustained MVC during a brief interval (between 30´´ and 1´30´´). Furthermore, it has been observed the coexistence of the different studied phenomena, however, they showed different time course of the recovery.

KEY WORDS: Central fatigue, peripheral fatigue, post-activation potentiation, maximal twitch interpolation technique.

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