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Athletic Performance - Understanding Physiological Testing

PHYSIOLOGICAL TESTING

 

The physiological tests assess the athlete’s aerobic and anaerobic energy system capacities and the physiological responses to maximal and submaximal effort, such as maximal oxygen uptake and physiological intensity thresholds. 

 

ANAEROBIC CAPACITY - The wingate test involves around 30 to 45 seconds of all-out exhaustive effort that measures the peak anaerobic power and capacity and the anaerobic fatigue resistance.  The fatigue index measures the ability to maintain power over time or over a series of sprints. It is important to quantify the local muscle fatigue and endurance. 

AEROBIC CAPACITY - maximal incremental test on a slide board that is complete at maximal exhaustion. This test measures total aerobic capacity. Results from this test include VO2max, aerobic and anaerobic thresholds. The VO2max is the maximal oxygen uptake capacity, used to establish the aerobic endurance of an athlete and also the ceiling of endurance performance. The physiological intensity thresholds are the turning points for aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. They are useful to determine training intensities.

 

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Shayne Jensen

Shayne has been entrenched in Health and Fitness for the better part of life. In his youth, Shayne played Soccer and Tennis. He also played multiple seasons of Hockey, Football, Baseball and competitive Squash. Being raised so close to the Rocky Mountains he developed a passion for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Snowboarding. A fierce competitor to all sports, at the young age of thirteen, Shayne found a new calling, he moved his athleticism from the courts to the gym.


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