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Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 385-393 |

Journal | Pediatric Exercise Science |

Volume | 25 |

Issue number | 3 |

Publication status | Published - 2013 |

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- peak-power estimation
- allometric modelling

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*Pediatric Exercise Science*,

*25*(3), 385-393.

**Peak-power estimation equations in 12- to 16-year-old children: Comparing linear with allometric models.** / Duncan, Michael J.; Hankey, Joanne; Nevill, A.M.

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*Pediatric Exercise Science*, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 385-393.

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T1 - Peak-power estimation equations in 12- to 16-year-old children: Comparing linear with allometric models

AU - Duncan, Michael J.

AU - Hankey, Joanne

AU - Nevill, A.M.

N1 - The full text of this item is not available from the repository.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - This study examined the efficacy of peak-power estimation equations in children using force platform data and determined whether allometric modeling offers a sounder alternative to estimating peak power in pediatric samples. Ninety one boys and girls aged 12-16 years performed 3 countermovement jumps (CMJ) on a force platform. Estimated peak power (PPest) was determined using the Harman et al., Sayers SJ, Sayers CMJ, and Canavan and Vescovi equations. All 4 equations were associated with actual peak power (r = 0.893-0.909, all p <.01). There were significant differences between PP est using the Harman et al., Sayers SJ, and Sayers CMJ equations (p <.05) and actual peak power (PPactual). ANCOVA also indicated sex and age effect for PPactual (p <.01). Following a random two-thirds to one-third split of participants, an additive linear model (p =.0001) predicted PPactual (adjusted R2 =.866) from body mass and CMJ height in the two-thirds split (n = 60). An allometric model using CMJ height, body mass, and age was then developed with this sample, which predicted 88.8% of the variance in PPactual (p <.0001, adjusted R2 =.888). The regression equations were cross-validated using the one-third split sample (n = 31), evidencing a significant positive relationship (r =.910, p =.001) and no significant difference (p =.151) between PP actual and PPest using this equation. The allometric and linear models determined from this study provide accurate models to estimate peak power in children.

AB - This study examined the efficacy of peak-power estimation equations in children using force platform data and determined whether allometric modeling offers a sounder alternative to estimating peak power in pediatric samples. Ninety one boys and girls aged 12-16 years performed 3 countermovement jumps (CMJ) on a force platform. Estimated peak power (PPest) was determined using the Harman et al., Sayers SJ, Sayers CMJ, and Canavan and Vescovi equations. All 4 equations were associated with actual peak power (r = 0.893-0.909, all p <.01). There were significant differences between PP est using the Harman et al., Sayers SJ, and Sayers CMJ equations (p <.05) and actual peak power (PPactual). ANCOVA also indicated sex and age effect for PPactual (p <.01). Following a random two-thirds to one-third split of participants, an additive linear model (p =.0001) predicted PPactual (adjusted R2 =.866) from body mass and CMJ height in the two-thirds split (n = 60). An allometric model using CMJ height, body mass, and age was then developed with this sample, which predicted 88.8% of the variance in PPactual (p <.0001, adjusted R2 =.888). The regression equations were cross-validated using the one-third split sample (n = 31), evidencing a significant positive relationship (r =.910, p =.001) and no significant difference (p =.151) between PP actual and PPest using this equation. The allometric and linear models determined from this study provide accurate models to estimate peak power in children.

KW - peak-power estimation

KW - allometric modelling

M3 - Article

VL - 25

SP - 385

EP - 393

JO - Pediatric Exercise Science

JF - Pediatric Exercise Science

SN - 0899-8493

IS - 3

ER -