Comparison between two motor tests used for muscular strength/endurance analysis in young women

Cyrino, Edilson Serpeloni, Silva, Danilo Rodrigues Pereira da, Cucato, Gabriel, Casonatto, Juliano, Avelar, Ademar, Trindade, Michele Caroline de Costa, Cyrino, Letícia Trindade and Nascimento, Matheus Amarante do (2013) Comparison between two motor tests used for muscular strength/endurance analysis in young women. Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano, 15 (3). ISSN 1415-8426

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Te aim of this study was to compare motor performance in modified pull-up (MPU) and flexed knee push-up (FKPU) tests in young women. Tirty-five apparently healthy women (20.1±2.2 years) were submitted to each one of the tests at an interval of 48 hours in a random balanced design. Most individuals performed between 0 and 10 repetitions (86%) of the MPU test, and approximately 17% did not perform even one repetitions. On the other hand, the highest prevalence of outcomes for the FKPU test was between 16 and 35 repetitions (71%). Te Wilcoxon test identified statistically significant differences (p<0.01) on motor performance in the tests analyzed (FKPU > MPU). A moderate agreement (kappa =0.40) was found between the performance in both tests. Negative correlations of low magnitude (r=-0.23 to 0.46) were found between morphological variables (body weight, height, fat mass, and lean body mass) and motor performance in both tests. Te results suggest that the FKPU test is presented as a better indicator of muscular endurance levels, whereas the MPU test seems to better discriminate muscular strength in young women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evaluation, Exercise test, Physical exercise, Physical exertion, Physical fitness
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 12:27
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 19:35

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