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Reproducibility of a 6-s maximal cycling sprint test.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16949868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the reproducibility in measures of power output during a 6-s, maximal cycling sprint test. Eleven healthy, moderately-trained males (mean+/-S.D.; age=19+/-1 year; height=181.5+/-6.2 cm; mass=76.9+/-9.5 kg; peak oxygen uptake 54.9+/-6.1 mL kg(-1)min(-1)) performed a 6-s standing sprint on a front-access cycle ergometer on four separate occasions. Peak power output (PPO) was significantly higher (4.9%; P<0.05) in trial 2 compared with trial 1, whereas there were no significant differences between trials 2, 3 and 4. Similarly, the mean power output (MPO) for trial 2 was higher (5.8%; P<0.05) than in trial 1, but there were no difference across trials 2, 3 and 4. The within-subject coefficient of variation (CV) from trials 2 to 4 was 2.8 and 2.9% for PPO and MPO, respectively, while the CV calculated using data from the third and fourth trial was lower: 1.8 and 2.5% for PPO and MPO, respectively. The results of the study showed that reliable power outputs can be obtained after one familiarization session in subjects unfamiliar with maximal cycling sprint exercise. However, the inclusion of an extra familiarization session ensured more stable power outputs. Therefore, two trials should allow adequate familiarization with the maximal 6-s cycling test.
Alberto Mendez-Villanueva; David Bishop; Peter Hamer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1440-2440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sci Med Sport     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-27     Completed Date:  2007-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812598     Medline TA:  J Sci Med Sport     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Team Sport Research Group, School of Human Movement and Exercise Science, The University of Western Australia, WA, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology*
Energy Metabolism
Exercise Test / methods*,  standards
Muscle, Skeletal / metabolism
Oxygen Consumption
Reproducibility of Results

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