ISSN: 1899-1955
Human Movement
Current issue Articles in Press Archive Special Issues About the journal Editorial board Instructions for Reviewers Journal's Reviewers Ethical standards and procedures Abstracting and indexing Contact Instructions for authors
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
 
1/2015
vol. 16
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Original paper

Associations of power at VO2peak and anaerobic threshold with rank in British high performance junior surfers

Matthew John Barlow
,
Karen Gresty
,
Malcolm Findlay
,
Carlton Cooke

Online publish date: 2018/03/16
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Purpose
The objective of this study was to determine the relationships of peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), power at VO2peak and power at the anaerobic threshold (AT) with national ranking in a sample of British high performance junior surfers.

Methods
Eighteen male surfers (aged 15.4 ± 1.4 years) from the British Junior Surfing team were tested for VO2peak and AT using an adapted kayak ergometer; national ranking was used to indicate performance level. The AT was identified as the point at which E/ O2 started to rise without a concomitant increase in E/VCO2. Spearman’s rank (rs) and partial correlations (rp) controlling for age were used to identify the relationships between the physiological variables and national ranking.

Results
Mean VO2peak was 3.1 ± 0.5 l • min–1 (47.7 ± 7.2 ml • kg–1 • min–1) and mean AT occurred at 48.1 ± 12.2 W. There were significant correlations between national ranking and power at VO2peak (rs = –0.549, p = 0.028), power at AT (rs = –0.646, p = 0.009), and age (rs = –0.579, p = 0.012). Significant partial correlations were established controlling for age between national ranking and power at VO2peak (rp = –0.839, p = 0.000) and power at AT (rp = –0.541, p < 0.046).

Conclusions
The power outputs associated with VO2peak and AT were significantly related to surfer ranking in this sample. However, due to the low coefficient of determination associated with the AT/ranking relationship, AT does not discriminate well between the ranking of surfers. These findings support the inclusion of power at VO2peak in assessment batteries for junior competitive surfers.

keywords:

physiology, sport, surfer, fitness, testing

Quick links
© 2021 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.
PayU - płatności internetowe