Practice effect of the wingate anaerobic test

J. Barfield, P. Sells, D.A. Rowe, K. Hannigan-Downs

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of a practice effect on the Wingate anaerobic test (WAnT). Twenty-five young adult men (mean age = 20 years) performed 2 trials of the WAnT, which were separated by 7 days. Mean peak power (PP) and mean power (MP) for trials I and II were compared using a 1-way repeated measures analysis of variance to determine if a practice effect existed. Mean PP and MP scores were significantly higher (p < 0.025) on trial II (867.64 and 634.68 W for PP and MP, respectively) than on trial I (764.48 and 604.92 W), indicating that a practice effect occurred. Effect size (Cohen's d) for PP and MP was 0.72 and 0.35, indicating a large effect and small effect, respectively. Therefore, at least 1 full administration should be performed prior to a baseline power output measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-473
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • wingate anaerobic test
  • conditioning research

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Barfield, J., Sells, P., Rowe, D. A., & Hannigan-Downs, K. (2002). Practice effect of the wingate anaerobic test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 16(3), 472-473.