The compatibility of running-based anaerobic sprint test and Wingate anaerobic test: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Keywords: Sprint Test, Wingate Test, anaerobic test, validity

Abstract

Background and Study Aim. The objective of the study was to perform a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis to determine the validity of running-based sprint test in relation to 30 second Wingate anaerobic test. Material and Methods. A search of the relevant literature was done using the key words, ‘running-based anaerobic sprint test’, ‘RAST’, ‘Validity’ ‘repeated sprint’ and ‘Wingate’. Twelve studies including 368 participants were finalized to systematic review and meta-analysis. The mean ± standard deviation of the number of participants was 30.66 ± 16.17 years. Results. The summary of effects size were calculated to established the validity of running based sprint test (RAST) with 30 seconds Wingate test as a criterion measure. All studies indicate that effect size of Peak Power (PP) shows higher summary effects 0.58 (95%CI – 0.37, 0.79), similar outputs were observed for Mean Power (MP) 0.67 (95%CI – 0.45, 0.90). Therefore, the average outcomes were significantly different from zero. Conclusions. Running-based anaerobic sprint test is a valid alternative method of 30 seconds Wingate test to measure anaerobic power outputs of healthy individual belongs to various sports disciplines. Although, anaerobic capacity or power output is a determinant factor in power dominating sports. Therefore, RAST is compatible to laboratory-based Wingate 30 second anaerobic test (WAnT) in field-based settings.

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Author Biographies

Kuldeep Nara, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University
kuldeepnara@crsu.ac.in; Department of Physical Education, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University; Jind, Haryana, India.
Parveen Kumar, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University
parveenkumar@crsu.ac.in; Department of Physical Education, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University; Jind, Haryana, India.
Rohit Rathee, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University
rohit@crsu.ac.in; Department of Physical Education, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University; Jind, Haryana, India.
Jitender Kumar, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University
jitenderkumar@crsu.ac.in; Department of Physical Education, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University; Jind, Haryana, India.

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Nara K, Kumar P, Rathee R, Kumar J. The compatibility of running-based anaerobic sprint test and Wingate anaerobic test: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2022;26(2):134-43. https://doi.org/10.15561/26649837.2022.0208
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