Accession Number:

ADA162826

Title:

An Evaluation of Tests of Anaerobic Power,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between two laboratory tests of anaerobic power AnP and to compare these tests to field measures of AnP. Fifteen Soldiers, aged 20-34 yrs, performed 1 a 30S maximal cycle ergometer test Wingate test, WT 2 a 60S isokinetic knee extension test isokinetic endurance test, IET 3 a 50m spring 4 a 200m sprint and 5 the Margaria stairclimb test. Significant correlations ranging from 0.52 to 0.76 were found between the WT and IET for peak and mean values of power and torque, respectively. Indices from both these tests also correlated significantly with the field tests of AnP. The best single index was mean power from the WT which had correlations of -0.79, -0.82, and 0.74 with the 50m and 200m sprint times and the Margaria test, respectively. The data suggest that both the WT and IET represent valid laboratory tests for evaluating high-intensity short-term exercise in which the muscle is primarily dependent upon anaerobic processes for energy release. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE