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DEVELOPMENT OF WINGATE ANAEROBIC TEST NORMS FOR MALE POWER ATHLETES

Langeveld, E Van1; Bressel, E1; Arnett, M G.1; Heath, E M. FACSM1

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1Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

Performance in many sports is dependent upon anaerobic power and capacity, which is commonly assessed by the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT), and there is a lack of normative data for male power athletes. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop percentile norm tables for the WAnT using Division 1A male athletes for peak power (PP), mean power (MP), and fatigue index (FI).

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METHODS

Seventy eight athletes (20 ± 1.72 yrs; 184.2 ± 6.7 cm; 84.4 ± 9.5 kg) participating in football (n = 52), track and field (n = 25), and basketball (n = 1) volunteered to perform a 30 s WAnT against a resistance of 0.085 kp/kg body mass (BM).

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RESULTS

Percentile Norms in W/kg BM for PP, MP, and in percent decline for FI for the WAnT are shown in the table below.

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CONCLUSION

As anticipated, the normative data for PP and MP developed in this project were higher than previously developed norm tables for non-athletes. The WAnT is a useful anaerobic power test for evaluating power athletes and these data make for better comparisons in testing these types of athletes.

©2003The American College of Sports Medicine

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