A COMPARISON OF THE PWC170 BETWEEN VOLLEYBALL AND SOCCER PLAYERS FROM ADAPTED MARGARIA AEROBIC STEP TEST
Keywords:physical working capacity, heart rate
Journal of Sports Science and Physical
Education 2(1): 34–44, 2014 - Margaria aerobic step test adapted by originally elaborated equations for estimation of PWC170 was published in our previous studies. The aim of this study was to compare the PWC170 and HR values between volleyball and soccer players from the adapted Margaria aerobic step test. Two groups of 10 volleyball and 10 soccer players (Mean±SD) age 20.1±1.45, 20.7±1.6; body mass 78.25±6.94, 78.6 ±6.81 and BMI 23±1.7, 23±2.2 carried out on the 40 cm platform adapted Margaria aerobic step test (AMAST), consists of two submaximal loads. HR was measured by Suunto t6c monitor. PWC170 was computed by Arakchiiski’s equations. The absolute and relative PWC170 mean (SD) from AMAST were as follows: volleyball group -1378±182 [kgm.min-1]; 17.6±2.21 [kgm.min-1.kg-1] and soccer group -1323±133 [kgm.min-1]; 16.8±0.98 [kgm.min-1.kg-1]. Comparing of PWC170 and HR (rest, work and recovery) values between both groups showed insignificant differences (p>0.05). It was concluded that both groups have the same level of physical working capacity and HR recovery.These findings suggest that the AMAST is appropriate for comparing the physical working capacity in team sports and the test has wide practical applicability in all conditions, because only one platform is needed.
Keywords: physical working capacity, heart rate