Measurements of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production rates, metabolic economy, intracellular pH, phosphodiesters, and phosphomonoesters along with the force output were used to study 90-s maximum voluntary contractions and two new exercise protocols (20-10 and 30-16 exercises). The 20-10 exercise consisted of thirty-one 20-s maximal voluntary contractions separated by 10-s rest periods. The 30-16 exercise consisted of twenty 30-s maximal voluntary contractions separated by 16-s rest periods. There were no differences in ATP production rates, metabolic economy, intracellular pH, or force output between the 20-10 and 30-16 exercises. The 20-10 exercises accumulated more phosphomonoesters than the 30-16 exercises. These increases in phosphomonoesters may be attributed to increased accumulations of glucose-6-phosphate and/or inosine monophosphate. The increased perception of effort reported during and after the 20-10 exercises was not present during the 30-16 or 90-s exercises. This increased perception of effort may be related to increases in lactate, glucose-6-phosphate, inosine monophosphate, and/or NH3.