The contribution of energy systems during the upper body Wingate anaerobic test

Dale Lovell*, Ava Kerr, Aaron Wiegand, Colin Solomon, Leonie Harvey, Chris McLellan

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The purpose of this study was to measure the contribution of the aerobic, anaerobic lactic, and alactic systems during an upper body Wingate Anaerobic test (WAnT). Oxygen uptake and blood lactate were measured before, during, and after the WAnT and body composition analyzed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The contribution of the energy systems was 11.4% ± 1.4%, 60.3% ± 5.6%, and 28.3% ± 4.9% for the aerobic, anaerobic lactic, and alactic systems, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


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