The Anthropometric, Physiological, and Strength Related Determinants of Handcycling 15-km Time Trial Performance.

Nevin, Jonpaul (2020) The Anthropometric, Physiological, and Strength Related Determinants of Handcycling 15-km Time Trial Performance. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 0-0. ISSN 1555-0265 (In Press)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between selected anthropometric, physiological, and upper body strength measures and 15-km handcycling time trial performance. Thirteen, trained H3/H4 male handcyclists performed a 15-km time trial, graded exercise test, 15-s all-out sprint and one repetition maximum assessment of bench press and prone bench pull strength. Relationship between all variables were assessed using a Pearson’s correlation coefficient matrix with mean time trial velocity representing the principal performance outcome. Power at a fixed blood lactate concentration of 4 mmol·l-1 (r = .927; p <0.01) showed an extremely large correlation to TT performance, whilst relative V̇O2peak (r = .879; p <0.01), power-to-mass ratio (r = .879; p < 0.01), peak aerobic power (r = .851; p <0.01), gross mechanical efficiency (r = 733; p <0.01), relative prone bench pull strength (r = .770; p = 0.03) relative bench press strength (r = .703, p = 0.11), and maximum anaerobic power (r = .678; p = 0.15) all demonstrated a very large correlation with performance outcomes. Findings of the present study indicate that power at a fixed blood lactate concentration of 4 mmol·l-1, relative V̇O2peak, power-to-mass ratio, peak aerobic power, gross mechanical efficiency, relative upper body strength, and maximum anaerobic power are all significant determinants of 15-km TT performance in H3/H4 handcyclists.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Paralympic Sport, Handbiking, Anaerobic Performance, Upper Body Strength, Arm Ergometry
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 08:29
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2020 06:51
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17994

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