A Simplified Version of the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A study was undertaken to develop a modified Wingate anaerobic power WAP test that could be administered with a minimum of equipment and personnel. This study was done in the summer of 1989, under contract with the University of North Carolina. The accuracy of using the time to pedal either 240, 270, or 300 M at a resistance of 0.095 kpkg of body weight on a stationary ergometer as a predictor of mean power output from a standard WAP was examined. Forty-four healthy male volunteers participated in the study. Significant correlations were found between completion time and the standard WAP mean power output r -0.55 to -0.57 however, extensive predictive error aprox. 15, was found to exist when the bivariate regressions from the correlation analyses were used to estimate mean power output. Multiple regression analysis, however, indicated that use of time to completion, and exercise resistance setting as independent variables resulted in highly significant multiple R values 0.98 to 0.99, and relatively accurate predictive capability approx. 3 error.
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