I was extremely pushed for time today and very nearly skipped this set. I was thinking that the 30 minutes I had to play with was not sufficient. Well I was wrong on two fronts. Firstly, I got a good set done and found that my W’bal was wrong. I needed to increase it from 22000 to 25000 so that the graph didn’t show negative numbers.
Secondly, and probably a direct cause of the first point, was plating with a new idea: Forced hyperventilation during and after each set. I decided to breath as heavy at the start of each 0:40 set as I found myself doing naturally at the end of each set. My theory was that in making oxygen available before it is ‘requested’ it would delay the onset of fatigue.
I’m assuming I can consume the oxygen I breath when I’m going hard.
I’m also assuming that there is a delay in oxygen uptake when it is demanded.
Finally, I’m assuming that forced hyperventilation buffers the blood and eliminates the delay.
So then the fatigue that you feel is purely ATP related.
Theory aside I can say that the efforts felt easier and that I was holding a higher power than I have done in the past. I’ll play around with it for a while and see if it leads to anything.
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