Accession Number : ADA141374

Title :   Maximal Power Outputs during the Wingate Anaerobic Test,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Patton,J F ; Murphy,M M ; Frederick,F A

PDF Url : ADA141374

Report Date : 03 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine the resistance settings which elicit maximal values of power output (PO) values during performance of the Wingate Test (WT). Nineteen male subjects performed multiple WT in a random order at resistance settings ranging from 0.055 to 0.115 kg/kg BW. Tests were carried out on a Monark cycle ergometer modified to permit instantaneous application of resistance. Revolutions were determined by a computer interfaced frequency counter. The mean resistance settings eliciting the highest peak power (PPO) and mean power (MPO) outputs were 0.096 and 0.094 kg/kg BW, respectively (average setting of 0.095 kg/kg BW). Both PPO and MPO were significantly higher (15.5% and 13.0%, respectively) using a resistance setting of 0.095 compared to the Wingate setting of 0.075 kg/kg BW. The test-retest reliability for PPO and MPO ranged between 0.91 and 0.93 at both resistance settings. Body weight, % body fat and thigh volume did not significantly estimate the individual resistance settings eliciting maximal PO's. The data suggest that resistance be assigned according to the subjects BW but consideration be given to increasing this resistance from that presently used in various laboratories.

Descriptors :   *Exercise(Physiology), Muscles, Anaerobic processes, Measurement, Males, Power, Output, Resistance, Peak power

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE