Comparison of two anaerobic water polo-specific tests with the Wingate test

Bampouras, Theodoros and Marrin, Kelly (2009) Comparison of two anaerobic water polo-specific tests with the Wingate test. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23 (1). pp. 336-340. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181876ad0

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to compare 2 water polo–specific tests—the 14 3 25-m swims (SWIM) and the 30-second crossbar jumps (30CJ)—with a laboratory-based test of anaerobic power, the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT). Thirteen elite women’s water polo players (mean 6 SD: age 22.0 6 4.4 years, height 168.7 6 7.9 cm, body mass 65.9 6 6.1 kg, body fat 23.6 6 3.5 %, maximum oxygen uptake 51.4 6 4.5 mlkg21min21) participated in the study. The SWIM involved 14 repeated ‘‘all-out’’ sprints every 30 seconds. Swimming time was recorded, and sprint velocity, mean velocity (Vmean), and the gradient of the linear regression equation (GRADIENT) were calculated. The 30CJ involved repeated in-water water polo jumps and touching the goal crossbar with both hands. The number of touches in 30
seconds was recorded. Additionally, the subjects completed
a 30-second WAnT, and mean power (Mp) and fatigue index (FI)
were calculated. Kendall tau (t) rank correlation was used to examine for correlation between ranks. Significance level was set at p # 0.05. No significant correlation was found between any of the measures of the WAnT and the 2 sport-specific tests. It was suggested that the WAnT may not be an appropriate evaluation tool for anaerobic power assessment of water polo players, stressing the importance of sport-specific tests.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Publisher: National Strength and Conditioning Association
ISSN: 1064-8011
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 13:34
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:08
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/120

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