Location

Hopwood Auditorium

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/red-letter-day/student-scholar-showcase/

Start Date

6-4-2016 2:15 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the research study was to investigate how an athlete's body composition affects performance in anaerobic and aerobic tests between males and females. Methods: 15 male (20.07 ± 1.32 yrs old, 80.63 ± 6.15 kg, and 177.01 ± 6.28 cm) and 15 female (18.94 ± 1.12 yrs old, 63.71 ± 8.34kg, and 164.30 ± 5.00 cm) Division III collegiate athletes volunteered for this project. Subjects performed a Wingate anaerobic power test (WAnT) and the Beep Test to estimate aerobic performance. Body composition was estimated using Siri three site skinfold calculation and waist to hip ratio. The following variables were recorded upon the completion of the exercises by the participants: percent body fat, VO2max, average Watts, peak Watts, mean RPM, peak RPM, anaerobic capacity, anaerobic power, fatigue index and total work.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Sean M. Collins

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Apr 6th, 2:15 PM Apr 6th, 2:30 PM

How does body composition affect aerobic and anaerobic performance?

Hopwood Auditorium

Purpose: The purpose of the research study was to investigate how an athlete's body composition affects performance in anaerobic and aerobic tests between males and females. Methods: 15 male (20.07 ± 1.32 yrs old, 80.63 ± 6.15 kg, and 177.01 ± 6.28 cm) and 15 female (18.94 ± 1.12 yrs old, 63.71 ± 8.34kg, and 164.30 ± 5.00 cm) Division III collegiate athletes volunteered for this project. Subjects performed a Wingate anaerobic power test (WAnT) and the Beep Test to estimate aerobic performance. Body composition was estimated using Siri three site skinfold calculation and waist to hip ratio. The following variables were recorded upon the completion of the exercises by the participants: percent body fat, VO2max, average Watts, peak Watts, mean RPM, peak RPM, anaerobic capacity, anaerobic power, fatigue index and total work.

http://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2016/Presentations/7