Relationship of Aerobic Power to Anaerobic Performance Indices

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N. Travis Triplett Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This study examined the extent to which aerobic power could account for performance during a 30-s max-effort test. Physically active women (n = 41) and men (n = 34) underwent a treadmill test for aerobic power and the Wingate test for anaerobic power and fatigue. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients were calculated from Wingate segments of various durations and temporal positions. For aerobic and anaerobic power, all correlations (positive) in both genders were significant (p <= 0.05) but low, except for those of the first two 5-s segments in the men. For fatigue indices involved in Significant negative correlations (all were in the women's group), aerobic power explained only 10 to 19% of the common variance. For anaerobic power there was a trend of stronger correlations from the longer or latter segments. For fatigue, more and stronger relationships were found with the latter segments and with a longer spacing between contrasted segments. This study supports previous evidence for a decreasing role of aerobic power with decreasing duration of a target max-effort performance.

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Koziris, L.P., Kraemer, W.J., Patton, J.F., Triplett, N.T., Fry, A.C., Gordon, S.E., and Knuttgen, H.G. (1996) Relationship of aerobic power to anaerobic performance indices. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 10(1), 35-39. Published by National Strength and Conditioning Association (ISSN: 1533-4287). Original version available from publisher’s web site:
Language: English
Date: 1996

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