2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Relationship of Leg Dimension to Margaria-Kalamen Power
Ramina B. Caballas* and Timothy Jacob Scott
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Mr. Timothy Schwegler, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of leg dimensions to leg power. Twelve participants (7 F, 5 M) performed a Margaria-Kalamen Stair Run test to assess power. Each participant performed 3 trial runs, and the highest was used to calculate power. Participants were also measured by height, weight, selected leg dimensions, and skinfolds. Skinfolds were used to predict percent body fat (%fat) from gender-specific equations. There were moderate positive correlations (r = 0.68) between leg dimensions and leg power. Relative body fat was negatively correlation between %fat and leg power (r = -0.56). As leg dimensions increase, subjects were able to produce more power. This may be related to additional muscle mass. Excess body fat was a hindrance to power production.

Keywords: Margaria Kalamen, Leg Dimension, Power, Stair Run Test, Exercise Science

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-13
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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