Validity and reliability of critical power field testing

Karsten, B., Jobson, S., Hopker, J., Stevens, L. and Beedie, C. (2015) Validity and reliability of critical power field testing. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115 (1). pp. 197-204. ISSN 1439-6319.

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Purpose: To test the validity and reliability of field critical power (CP). Method: Laboratory CP tests comprised of three exhaustive trials at intensities of 80%, 100% and 105% maximal aerobic power and CP results were compared with those determined from the field. Experiment 1: cyclists performed three CP field tests which comprised maximal efforts of 12 min, 7 min and 3 min with a 30 min recovery between efforts. Experiment 2: cyclists performed 3 x 3 min, 3 x 7 min and 3 x 12 min individual maximal efforts in a randomised order in the field. Experiment 3: the highest 3 min, 7 min and 12 min power outputs were extracted from field training and racing data. Results: Standard error of the estimate of CP was 4.5%, 5.8% and 5.2% for experiments 1–3 respectively. Limits of Agreement for CP were -26 – 29 W, 26 – 53 W and – 34 – 44 W for experiments 1–3 respectively. Mean coefficient of variation in field CP was 2.4%, 6.5% and 3.5 % for experiments 1–3 respectively. Intraclass correlation coefficients of the three repeated trials for CP were 0.99, 0.96 and 0.99 for experiments 1–3 respectively. Conclusions: Results suggest field-testing using the different protocols from this research study, produce both valid and reliable CP values.

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
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Depositing User: Chris Beedie
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 11:12
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 08:59

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