The Relationship Between Peak Power and Fatigue Index for Endurance vs Power Athletes.

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The Relationship Between Peak Power and Fatigue Index for Endurance vs Power Athletes. ABSTRACT The Wingate Anaerobic Test is used to evaluate anaerobic cycling performance. This study was undertaken to determine whether there is a relationship between peak power and fatigue index for endurance (n=9) vs power (n=4) athletes. A total of 13 subjects, including 8 males and 5 females, were included in the study. The subjects were divided into sporting types, such as endurance and power. Data collected from the Wingate test included peak power (W), mean power (W), time to peak (S), minimum power (W) and fatigue index (%). When the peak power and fatigue index were considered together for endurance athletes, a significant relationship…show more content…
Alternate Hypothesis There will be a significant relationship between peak power and fatigue index in endurance verses power athletes. Null Hypothesis There will be no significant relationship between peak power and fatigue index in endurance versus power athletes METHOD Participants Thirteen healthy undergraduate students at the University of Brighton (8 males, 5 females; mean ± SD, age: 19.2 ± 1.5 years; body mass: 67.4 ± 16.1 kg; height: 177 ± 28.2m) were briefed with the study procedure. Their anthropometric data was collected, along with a medical questionnaire and their consent to participate in the study. All of the participants were familiar with the laboratory testing procedures. Experimental procedure The Wingate test used a Monark cycle ergometer and Wingate computer programme. The test involves maximal effort during a 30 second sprint cycle. As there is little skill involved in sprint cycling, the Wingate test is reliable, and because most factors are controlled, the Wingate test is valid. The controlled factors of the Wingate test include resistance on the weight pan remains constant. The distance travelled in one pedal revolution remains constant. Acceleration due to gravity remains constant. The only part of the power equation that can change is the revolution per second, which is dependent on the athlete completing the test. The saddle height was checked and the participants started

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