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A comparison of two anaerobic test measurement systems using an upper body Wingate test

Talbot, C., Kay, A. D., Walker, N. and Price, M. J. (2014) A comparison of two anaerobic test measurement systems using an upper body Wingate test. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal. 22(3), pp. 265-275. 1543-8627.

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Abstract: This study aimed to compare performance measures acquired by two different Wingate Anaerobic Test systems; Cranlea and Monark. Twenty participants undertook 58 Wingate tests against a 4% body mass resistive load on a cycle ergometer adapted for arm cranking. Corrected peak power output (PP; W) was recorded using 1 rev min–1, 0.5, 1 and 5 s averages and mean power output (MP; W). The Cranlea system recorded the greatest PP (589 ± 267 W) compared with the Monark (546 ± 267 W; P < 0.001). The PP using all other methods was also greater for the Cranlea compared with the Monark system (P < 0.001) with mean differences of 55 ± 18 W for 1 s averages and 22 ± 18 W for MP. Correlations between all PPs were strong (r = 0.99 – 0.97; P < 0.001). In conclusion, although the Cranlea system provides a consistently greater corrected PP it may not be enough to substantially differentiate between systems.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arm cranking, female, male, power output, upper body exercise
Creators: Talbot, Chris, Kay, Anthony D, Walker, Natalie and Price, Mike J
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Sports, Exercise & Life Sciences
Research Centres > Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences
Date: 20 June 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 265-275
Journal or Publication Title: Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal
Volume: 22
Number: 3
Number of Pages: 11
Language: English
ISSN: 1543-8627
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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