APE  Vol.4 No.1 , February 2014
Analysis of Anaerobic Performance between Futsal and Handball through the Wingate Test

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the anaerobic power of amateur futsal and handball players utilizing the Wingate Test. Material and Methods: Twenty-two athletes between the ages of 18 to 21, who agreed to participate in the research after reading and signing the Terms of Free and Clarified Consent, took part in the Wingate Test using 7.5% of their total body mass. The relative and absolute Maximum Power (MP); relative and absolute Average Power (Ap) and Fatigue Rate (FR) were compared. The statistical method used was the non-paired t-student test with a significance level of P < 5%. Results: Handball players presented higher values of absolute MP (879.45 ± 182.22 W) and Ap (671.91 ± 109.37) when compared to the values of MP (749.00 ± 71.94) and Ap (600.42 ± 52.72) of futsal players. However, there was no significant difference when the variables studied were relative to the MP and Ap and Fatigue Rate. Conclusions: Based on these results, it can be concluded that handball presents greater alactic anaerobic power compared to futsal where, most likely, the importance of certain characteristics and specific training contributes to the determination of the predominant metabolic medium during sport practice.

Cite this paper: Souza, F. , Ferreira, R. , Fagundes, A. , Kawaguchi, L. , Ribeiro, W. & Lazo-Osório, R. (2014). Analysis of Anaerobic Performance between Futsal and Handball through the Wingate Test. Advances in Physical Education, 4, 25-28. doi: 10.4236/ape.2014.41004.

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