Wingate ANaerobic cycle Test
The Wingate Anaerobic 30 cycle Test (WANT) was developed during the 1970s at the Wingate institute in Israel and is used to determine an athlete's peak anaerobic power and anaerobic capacity (Inbar et al. 1996)
To undertake this test you will require:
How to conduct the test
This test requires the athlete cycle as fast as possible for 30 seconds.
Peak Power Output (PP)
PP is calculated for each 5 second period is calculated as follows:
Percentile norms for Peak Power for active young adults (Maud and Shultz 1998) is :
Relative Peak Power Output (RPP)
Relative Peak power output relative to body mass for each 5 second period is calculated as follows:
Percentile norms for Relative Peak Power for active young adults (Maud and Shultz 1998) is:
Anaerobic Fatigue (AF)
AF provides a percentage decline in power output and is calculated as follows:
Anaerobic Capacity (AC)
Total work accomplished in 30 secs. AC is calculated as follows:
Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's peak anaerobic power and anaerobic capacity.
This test is suitable for sprint cyclists and sprinters but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.
Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.
Assessment of anaerobic performance can provide the coach with valuable information about the athlete's fitness status as well as allowing them to monitor progress through training. The test scores can reliably determine peak anaerobic power, anaerobic fatigue, and total anaerobic capacity.
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