Comparison between two motor tests used for muscular strength/endurance analysis in young women

Edilson Serpeloni Cyrino, Danilo Rodrigues Pereira da Silva, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato, Juliano Casonatto, Ademar Avelar, Michele Caroline de Costa Trindade, Letícia Trindade Cyrino, Matheus Amarante do Nascimento

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Abstract

Te aim of this study was to compare motor performance in modified pull-up (MPU) and flexed knee push-up (FKPU) tests in young women. Tirty-five apparently healthy women (20.1±2.2 years) were submitted to each one of the tests at an interval of 48 hours in a random balanced design. Most individuals performed between 0 and 10 repetitions (86%) of the MPU test, and approximately 17% did not perform even one repetitions. On the other hand, the highest prevalence of outcomes for the FKPU test was between 16 and 35 repetitions (71%). Te Wilcoxon test identified statistically significant differences (p<0.01) on motor performance in the tests analyzed (FKPU > MPU). A moderate agreement (kappa =0.40) was found between the performance in both tests. Negative correlations of low magnitude (r=-0.23 to 0.46) were found between morphological variables (body weight, height, fat mass, and lean body mass) and motor performance in both tests. Te results suggest that the FKPU test is presented as a better indicator of muscular endurance levels, whereas the MPU test seems to better discriminate muscular strength in young women.

Translated title of the contributionComparison between two motor tests used for muscular strength/endurance analysis in young women
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)315-325
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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