Mechanical and physiological responses of two different anaerobic test modalities

Tasmektepligil M. Y. , Ozkaya O. , Kabadayi M., Kuzucu O. E.

ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, vol.20, no.1, pp.37-39, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/ies-2012-0438
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-39


The elliptical Wingate test (EWT) is a new exercise modality that enables whole body activation during tests, while the cycle Wingate test (CWT) is a traditionally used method for anaerobic performance. The purpose of this study was to analyze total peak blood lactate, plasma volume change in lactate and heart rate responses as well as peak power, average power, minimum power, power drop and fatigue index ratio on this new exercise modality and to compare the obtained results with those derived from the CWT. Based on a sample of 20 healthy subjects all of the above parameters were significantly greater for the EWT than for CWT (p < 0.000). Consequently the EWT is associated with greater physiological responses and anaerobic outcomes compared to the CWT.