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
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Once the warm up was completed, the resistance on the weight pan was added, this was 7.5% of the participants body mass. Following on from this, the appropriate workload and body mass was set on the software. The weight pan was lifted and the participant started to cycle at 60rpm. The participant could increase their pedalling speed, once the cadence went above 90rpm the pan dropped and the test timer began. Encouragement was needed at this point until 30 seconds had passed. Once the 30 seconds was over, the resistance was immediately removed from the weight pan, which allowed the subject to cycle during a recovery phase.

Statistical analysis
Data included mean value and standard deviations (SD). For each set of data, normal distribution was verified using Skewness and Kurtosis, with a range between -2 and +2.

Statistics

PeakPowerE
FatigueIndexE
N
Valid
9
9

Missing
0
0
Skewness
-.033
-.423
Std. Error of Skewness
.717
.717
Kurtosis
-.963
-1.080
Std. Error of Kurtosis
1.400
1.400
Table 1: Skewness and Kurtosis for Peak Power and Fatigue Index for Endurance Athletes

Statistics

PeakPowerP
FatigueIndexP
N
Valid
4
4

Missing
5
5
Skewness
-1.800
1.182
Std. Error of Skewness
1.014
1.014
Kurtosis
3.316
.502
Std. Error of Kurtosis
2.619
2.619
Table 2: Skewness and Kurtosis for Peak Power and Fatigue Index for Power Athletes
To confirm or reject the null hypothesis, a Pearson’s

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