Test–retest reliability of a 3-min isokinetic all-out test using two different cadences

Ricardo Dantas de Lucas, Camila Coelho Greco, Jeanne Dekerle, Renato Aparecido Corrêa Carita, Luiz Guilherme Antonacci Guglielmo, Benedito Sérgio Denadai

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the test-retest reliability of mechanical parameters derived from a 3-min isokinetic all-out test, performed at 60 and 100rpm. Reliability and validity of the peak oxygen uptake derived from 3-min isokinetic all-out test were also tested. DESIGN: 14 healthy male subjects completed an incremental ramp testing and four randomized 3-min isokinetic all-out test (two at 60rpm and two at 100rpm). METHODS: The absolute and relative reliability of the following parameters were analyzed: peak power, mean power, end power, fatigue index, work performed above end power and peak oxygen uptake. RESULTS: No difference was found between each two sets of data, although there were between-cadence differences for peak power, mean power, end power, and fatigue index. Higher intra-class correlation (ICC) and lower coefficient of variation (CV) were found for end power (ICC=0.91 and 0.95; CV=5.6 and 5.7%) and mean power (ICC=0.97 and 0.98; CV=2.4 and 3.1%), than for peak power (ICC=0.81 and 0.84; CV=8.7 and 10%) and work performed above end power (ICC=0.79 and 0.84; CV=7.9 and 10.6%; values reported for 60rpm and 100rpm, respectively). High reliability scores were also observed for peak oxygen uptake at both cadences (60rpm, CV=3.2%; 100rpm, CV=2.3%,) with no difference with the incremental ramp testing peak oxygen uptake. CONCLUSIONS: The power profile and peak oxygen uptake of a 3-min isokinetic all-out test are both highly reliable, whether the test is performed at 60 or 100rpm. Besides, peak oxygen uptake and work performed above end power were not affected by the change in cadence while peak power, mean power, end power, and fatigue index were.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-649
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Volume17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Cycling
  • Pedal rate
  • Power output profile
  • End-power

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