Validity of the Pediatric Running-Based Anaerobic Sprint Test to Determine Anaerobic Performance in Healthy Children

B.C. Bongers, M.S. Werkman, D. Blokland, M.J.C. Eijsermans, P. van der Torre, B. Bartels, O. Verschuren, T. Takken

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine criterion validity of the pediatric running-based anaerobic sprint test (RAST) as a nonsophisticated field test for evaluating anaerobic performance in healthy children and adolescents. Methods: Data from 65. healthy children (28 boys and 37 girls between 6 and 18 years of age, mean +/- SD age: 10.0 +/- 2.8 years) who completed both the pediatric RAST and the 30-s Wingate anaerobic test (WAnT) on a cycle ergometer in a randomized order were analyzed. Peak power (PP) and mean power (MP) were the primary outcome measures for both tests. Results: There were no significant sex-differences in PP and MP attained at the pediatric RAST and the WAnT. Age was strongly correlated to pediatric RAST and WAnT performance (Spearman's rho values ranging from 0.85 to 0.90, with p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-276
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Exercise Science
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Keywords

  • exercise testing
  • physical fitness
  • anaerobic power
  • rehabilitation
  • child
  • MUSCLE POWER
  • GROWTH
  • ADOLESCENCE
  • VALUES
  • YOUTH
  • LEVEL

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Bongers, B. C., Werkman, M. S., Blokland, D., Eijsermans, M. J. C., van der Torre, P., Bartels, B., Verschuren, O., & Takken, T. (2015). Validity of the Pediatric Running-Based Anaerobic Sprint Test to Determine Anaerobic Performance in Healthy Children. Pediatric Exercise Science, 27(2), 268-276. https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2014-0078