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Within the context of resistance exercise prescription, the
total volume of exercise, typically defined by the number of sets, is
often manipulated to increase the acute fatigue stimulus and subsequent
Originally, critical power (CP) for cycle ergometry was
defined as the slope and anaerobic work capacity (AWC) the y-intercept
of the relationship between the total amount of work (TW) accomplished
and the time to exhaustion from multiple work bouts at different power
It is well established that high-intensity interval training
(HIIT) is a valuable modality in preparation for competitions dominated
by oxygen-dependent (aerobic) (e.g., distance running/cycling, etc.) and
oxygen-independent (anaerobic) metabolic pathways (e.g., team sports,