Graduation Date

Spring 2021

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Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Exercise Science

Committee Chair Name

Dr. Young Sub Kwon

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Dr. Brian Blackburn

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Dr. David Lankford

Third Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

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The Wingate Muscular Power Test (WMPT) has existed for several decades and to this day is considered the gold standard for evaluating an individual’s muscular power. However, the utility of this test is predicated on having accurate and relevant normative data with which to compare individual results. At present, the existing literature on this subject is either several decades old and/or inclusive of only specific subject groups (i.e. men only or sport-specific athletes). This study presents WMPT normative values for active healthy adults ages 19-29, separated by sex. The sample consisted of 330 active healthy volunteers (186 men and 144 women). Peak and mean power in absolute and relative value as well as fatigue index were all recorded. Three different relative powers were calculated based on body mass, lean body mass, and body mass to the two-thirds power. 19-29 age specific normative power and fatigue index values among healthy adults are defined. Peak and relative power results were higher for men than women, but not fatigue index. The norms for absolute power, relative power, and fatigue index produced from this study are considerably higher than previously developed norms. Normative reference value tables were generated and can be used by college-age active health adults and campus recreational club coaches to evaluate muscular power and fatigue index in their recreational athletes.

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