maximal stimulus

max·i·mal stim·u·lus

a stimulus strong enough to evoke a maximal response.

max·i·mal stim·u·lus

(maksi-măl stimyū-lŭs)
A stimulus strong enough to evoke a maximal response.
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A supra maximal stimulus intensity (mean supra maximal intensity=53 [+ or -] 11 mA (range=35 to 66 mA) (n=8) was used which was 20% higher than the intensity used to produce a twitch of maximum amplitude in a relaxed muscle.
Looking at the box below you can see that the first cycle was not designed to provide a maximal stimulus for the March race, but rather it was an initial cycle designed to build overall to a peak for the major race in October.

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