Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Reliability Estimates for an Anaerobic Fatigue Test Utilizing Female Collegiate Basketball Players

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Reliability Estimates for an Anaerobic Fatigue Test Utilizing Female Collegiate Basketball Players

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Jamey R. Plunk, Stephen F Austin State University, and Brent Williams and Nestor Sherman, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

In recent years, interest in anaerobic energy production in sports has increased due to the realization that most team and individual sports rely heavily on anaerobic power for optimal performance. However, little attention has been directed to anaerobic fitness tests that demonstrate an individual's ability to perform with maximal effort over a short period of time. For a sport-specific anaerobic fatigue test to be valid, it is essential that the test employ the muscle groups and energy system required in the performance of that event. Several practical "field tests" have been developed to determine an individual's anaerobic fitness level, but none that are sport specific for basketball. The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable, sport-specific anaerobic fitness test for female basketball players. Fourteen, highly fit, college-aged female basketball players participated in this study. The age range for the participants was 18 to 21 with a mean of 19. …

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