A Comparison of Bicycle, Running and Jumping Anaerobic, “all-out” Tests of 45 s Duration
All-out tests (type Wingate) are the most commonly used in laboratory routines to assess anaerobic capacity, because of the simplicity of the methods and easy access to the test equipment. However, the results are influenced by some factors which are not specific to anaerobic metabolism (e.g. mechanical efficiency, aerobic metabolism, motivation, skill, etc.) (4). Also the mechanics of muscular behaviour, especially on a bicycle, are not necessarily the most natural ones (1), and running and jumping seem to be more common physical activities. Thus, the purpose of this study was to compare the results obtained during bicycle, running and jumping anaerobic, all-out tests of 45 s duration to evaluate the general validity and/or specificity of the tests.
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