In a laboratory setting where both a mechanically-braked cycling ergometer and a motion analysis (MA) system are available, flywheel angular displacement can be estimated by using MA. The purpose of this investigation was to assess the validity and reliability of a MA method for measuring maximal power output (P<inf>max</inf>) in comparison with a force transducer (FT) method. Eight males and eight females undertook three identical sessions, separated by 4 to 6 days; the first being a familiarization session. Individuals performed three 6-second sprints against 50% of the maximal resistance to complete two pedal revolutions with a 3-minute rest between trials. Power was determined independently using both MA and FT analyses. Validity: MA recorded significantly higher P<inf>max</inf>than FT (P < .05). Bland-Altman plots showed that there was a systematic bias in the difference between the measures of the two systems. This difference increased as power increased. Repeatability: Intraclass correlation coefficients were on average 0.90 ± 0.05 in males and 0.85 ± 0.08 in females. Measuring P<inf>max</inf>by MA, therefore, is as appropriate for use in exercise physiology research as P<inf>max</inf>measured by FT, provided that a bias between these measurements methods is allowed for.
|Titolo:||Validity and reliability of an alternative method for measuring power output during six-second all-out cycling|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Citazione:||Watson, M., Bibbo, D., Duffy, C.R., Riches, P.E., Conforto, S., & Macaluso, A. (2014). Validity and reliability of an alternative method for measuring power output during six-second all-out cycling. JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMECHANICS, 30(4), 598-603.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|