THE CORRELATION BETWEEN AEROBIC CAPACITY AND POWER OUTPUT IN DIII COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS
M. Johnson & J. Johnson
Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Purpose: Aerobic conditioning has traditionally been thought to inhibit and interfere with anaerobic power in athletes. The aim of the study was to determine if a correlation exists between maximal oxygen uptake VO2 max (ml/kg/min) and lower extremity maximum power (W/kg). Design: Thirteen Bethel University Division III collegiate football players (19.6 ± 1.2 SD, years old) were recruited. Participants attended an orientation session to have their health history and basic anthropometric measurements assessed and were familiarized with the testing equipment and procedures. Aerobic capacity was measured using an Oxycon Mobile system (OMS) to determine peak O2 levels during the Pacer Test. Lower extremity maximum power was measured by using a 3D accelerometer (Myotest Sw) while performing the counter movement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), and plyometric jump (PJ). Results: Pearson Correlational tests revealed no correlation between VO2 max and SJ max power (p=.316, r=.147), VO2 max and CMJ max power (p=.405, r=-.074), and VO2 max and PJ max power (p=.252, r=.204). Conclusion: This study indicates that there is no correlation between aerobic capacity and anaerobic power production. However, these results indicate the traditional way of thinking aerobic capacity and anaerobic power are inversely proportional, may not be accurate. Instead the data demonstrates there being no significant tendency or trend between the two having an outstanding effect on one another, thus the importance of assessing both power and oxygen uptake in all athletes becomes vital in optimizing training.
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Johnson, M and Johnson, J
"THE CORRELATION BETWEEN AEROBIC CAPACITY AND POWER OUTPUT IN DIII COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 12:
1, Article 23.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol12/iss1/23