The 3-min test does not provide a valid measure of critical power using the SRM isokinetic mode

Beedie, C., Karsten, B., Hopker, J., Jobson, S. and Passfield, L. (2013) The 3-min test does not provide a valid measure of critical power using the SRM isokinetic mode. International Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Recent data suggest that the mean power over the final 30 seconds of a 3- min all-out test is equivalent to Critical Power (CP) using the linear ergometer mode. The purpose of the present study was to identify whether this is also true using an 'isokinetic mode'. Thirteen cyclists performed: 1) a ramp test; 2) three 3-min all-out trials to establish End Power (EP) and work done above EP (WEP); and 3) three constant work rate trials to determine CP and the work done above CP (W') using the work–time (=CP1/ W'1) and 1/time (=CP2/ W'2) models. Coefficient of variation in EP was 4.45% between trials 1 and 2, and 4.29% between trials 2 and 3. Limits of Agreement for trials 1-2 and trials 2-3 were -2 ± 38 W. Significant differences were observed between EP and CP1 (+37 W, P < 0.001), WEP and W′ 1(-6.2 kJ, P = 0.001), EP and CP2 (+31 W, P < 0.001), and WEP and W′ 2 (-4.2 kJ, P = 0.006). Average SEE values for EP-CP1 and EP – CP2 of 7.1% and 6.6% respectively were identified. Data suggest that using an isokinetic mode 3-min all-out test, whilst yielding a reliable measure of EP, does not provide a valid measure of CP.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Human and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Chris Beedie
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 15:39
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:39

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