Validation of a Six Second Cycle Test for the Determination of Peak Power Output
DOI: 10.1080/15438627.2015.1005294
Title: Validation of a Six Second Cycle Test for the Determination of Peak Power Output
Journal Title: Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal
Volume: pages 1-11
Issue: pages 1-11
Publication Date: pages 1-11
Start Page: pages1-11
End Page: pages1-11
ISSN: 1543-8627
Affiliations:
a University of Wales Trinity St David’s, Carmarthen, South Wales, Swansea SA31 3EP, UK
b University of the West of Scotland, Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science, Hamilton, UK
c Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science, Faculty of Science, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus, Scotland ML3 0JB, UK
Abstract: The present study examined the agreement between peak power output during a standard Wingate anaerobic test (WAnT) and a six second ‘all-out’ test on a Wattbike Pro. Nine males (40.7 ± 19.4 yrs, 1.76 ± 0.03 cm, 82.11 ± 8.9 kg) underwent three testing protocols on separate days. The protocols consisted 30 second WAnT (WAnT30), a modified WAnT over 6 seconds (WAnT6) and a 6 second peak power test (PPT6). PPT6 was correlated with WAnT30 (r = 0.9; p < 0.001) with a mean bias of 105 W. PPT6 correlated with WAnT6 (r = 0.95; p < 0.001) with a mean bias of 74 W. WAnT6 correlated with WAnT30 (r = 0.99; p < 0.001) with a mean bias of 31 W. There was no difference in time to peak power between any trial. PPT6 resulted in significantly greater power outputs than in WAnT30 and WAnT6 (p < 0.001). We conclude that PPT6 and WAnT6 are valid measures of peak power output compared with WAnT30. This identifies that PPT6 and WAnT6 as short duration ‘all-out’ tests that have practical applications for researchers and coaches who wish to assess peak power output without the fatiguing effects associated with a standard WAnT.
Accepted: 1 Aug 2014

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