Date of Award
Master of Science
Human Performance and Health Education
Dr. Timothy J. Michael
Dr. Michael G. Miller
Dr. Carol Weideman
Masters Thesis-Campus Only
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of various warm-up methods on Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT) performance. The goal of this study was to investigate how a general cycling warm-up, a dynamic stretching routine, a static stretching routine, and the combination of both static stretching followed by cycling and dynamic stretching followed by cycling affect WAnT performance. Ten recreationally active subjects (5 males, 5 females), completed five WAnT on a Monark Ergomedic 984E cycle separated by at least 48 hours. Subjects were randomly assigned to an order of conditions and performed a different condition prior to each WAnT. The warm-up protocols consisted of static stretching protocol, dynamic stretching protocol, a cycling protocol, and the combination of both static stretching followed by cycling and dynamic stretching followed by cycling. Peak anaerobic power, mean anaerobic power, power drop, and percent fatigue were calculated following the completion of all five conditions. No significant (p > 0.05) statistical differences were found among the five conditions for any of the four measurements. In conclusion, various stretching and active warm-up methods prior to the WAnT did not increase or inhibit performance.
Kendall, Bradley, "The Effects of Different Warm-Up Methods on Anaerobic Power" (2014). Master's Theses. 527.