2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of General Fitness Training on Factors Contributing to the Margaria-Kalamen Stair Run Power Test
Anne E. Ratermann*, Elli J. Mathis, and Emma K. Lennon
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of general fitness training on factors influencing power production in the Margaria-Kalamen (M-K) stair run test. A convenience sample of college men (n= 114) enrolled in a general fitness class volunteered to be assessed using M-K, isotonic extension strength (LS), skinfold-predicted % fat, and lean body mass (LBM). Subjects were tested prior to training and after 12 weeks of exercising 3 days/week. Stepwise multiple regression selected LBM and LS as the only significant variables contributing to the prediction of M-K power. Using the equation to estimate post-training M-K resulted in a significant under-prediction of 3.9% (12.3%). However, if scores were expressed as change scores (i.e., post-training - pre-training), it provided a better estimate change in M-K. Thus, the amount of change in LBM and LS following training provided acceptable estimates of increases in power following general fitness training.

Keywords: Effect, Exercise, Margaria, Kalamen, Stair , Run , Power, Test

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 4-3
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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