The Wingate Anaerobic Test

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Human Kinetics, 1996 - Medical - 110 pages

The Wingate Anaerobic Testis a state-of-the-art review of the most widely used anaerobic performance test in the world. No other single reference covers this topic in greater depth.

Written by the test's developers, The Wingate Anaerobic Testexplains the methodological considerations, typical findings, and various applications of the test. Plus, it eliminates the confusion over how to apply the test accurately and consistently. The Wingate Anaerobic Testincludes
-an introduction to the test and perspective on how it compares with other tests of anaerobic power;

-descriptions of the proper protocol, necessary equipment, obtainable measures, standardization process, and safety considerations during and after the test;

-summaries of research on the reliability, validity, and sensitivity of the test;

-discussions of factors to control or consider while performing the test;

-typical values of performance found with various groups of subjects; and

-suggestions for future research in anaerobic testing.
The appendix includes data collected at the Wingate Institute over many years, presenting typical values for healthy, untrained Israeli males and females aged 8 to 45 years.

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About the author (1996)

Omri Inbar, FACSM, EdD,was research associate in the Department of Research and Sports Medicine at the Wingate Institute from 1973 to 1986 and was head of the Life Sciences Department from 1986 to 1991. In 1984 he founded the Exercise Physiology Department at the Mor Institute for Medical Data in Tel Aviv, serving as its director until 1990. He helped establish the exercise medicine unit at the Lincs Clinic in Edmonton, Canada, in 1991 and served as its director of clinical physiology until 1994.

Inbar returned to the Wingate Institute in 1995 and now is scientific consultant to several major Israeli organizations. He is a member of many physiology associations, including the American Physiological Society, the Israeli Society of Physiology and Pharmacology, the Israeli Sports Medicine Association, and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

Since earning his doctorate in Applied Physiology from Columbia University, Inbar has had articles published in numerous professional books and journals and has lectured at scientific meetings worldwide.

The late Oded Bar-Or, MD,was head of the Department of Research and Sports Medicine at the Wingate Institute when the Wingate Anaerobic Test was developed. He was also a professor of pediatrics and director of the Children's Exercise and Nutrition Centre of McMaster University and Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals in Hamilton, Ontario, where most of the subsequent development and adaptation of the test has taken place.

A world-wide conference speaker, Bar-Or did extensive research on the responses of children and adolescents to exercise. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,and Pediartic Exercise Science.

Bar-Or received his medical degree at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and was the founder and director of the Department of Research and Sports Medicine at the Wingate Institute until assuming his current position in Canada. He was president of the Canadian Association for Sports Sciences (now the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology), president of the International Council for Physical Fitness Research, vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a board member for the Sports Medicine Council of Canada.

James S. Skinner, PhD,became professor of kinesiology at Indiana University in 1996. Prior to the move, he was a professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Arizona State University, where he directed the Exercise and Sport Research Institute (1983-1995). Skinner, and colleagues from four other universities, earned a five-year, $9.5 million research grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

A past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Skinner is also a member of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and numerous other national and international professional organizations. His work has been published in over 100 professional journals, and he has lectured in 37 countries.

Skinner earned his doctorate in Physical Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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