|Wingate Muscular Power Test
Begin your introduction with a description of the Windgate muscular power test. After seeing this performed three times in this lab, express in your own words what occurs during this physiological test.
In the second part of the introduction, compare and contrast the Wingate power test and a VO2 max test. Suggestions to compare/contrast are following four points: 1) Length of test, 2) Energy systems involved, 3) Muscle fibers being recruited, and 4) Performance applications of tests.
The equipment used will be a specially designed Monark cycle ergometer interfaced to the OptoSensor 2000 computer based testing software.
Familiarize the subjects with the testing equipment and explain the testing procedures. Enter all patient information into the computer prior to beginning the warm-up period. Each subject will warm-up for a period of five minutes prior to performing the Wingate cycle test. The subjects will pedal to their maximum rpm level at least three times during the five-minute period. Once the subjects are finished warming-up, place the appropriate amount of weight on the carriage. For men, multiply their body weight in kilograms by .092 kg of body weight to get their resistance load. For women, multiply by .075 kg of body weight. With all resistance off of the flywheel, the subjects will be instructed to begin pedaling until they reach their maximum rpm. At this point, immediately set the resistance on the flywheel by letting the weight carriage drop. Once the Wingate test is over, allow the subjects a brief cool-down period.
Data will be displayed on the same graph. The muscular power data points will be displayed every second during the test. Record the peak power, relative power, and percent decrement in power after each test.
CONCLUSIONS: (Answer the following questions in complete sentences)
CONCLUSIONS: (Answer the following questions in COMPLETE sentences)
Create a Results Table of the Wingate Muscular Power Test precisely as above and type in the results.
1. Describe the results of EACH subject. Follow this example
Subject #1 is a 23 yr. old male college student (75 kg) who trains 3 to 5 times a week on an Ellipitical trainer. In the Wingate power test, this subject had a peak power of ________. His relative power was _________. The percent decrement for subject #1 was ________.
2. What kind of assumptions can you make regarding muscle fiber type for each subject based on the results of their test?
3. Finally, DISCUSS factors that may affect the performance of this test (e.g., warm-up, room area and temperature, subject motivation, and training status, etc).