Validity and Reliability GymAware PowerTool
“Validity and reliability of a linear positional transducer across commonly practised resistance training exercises.”
Harry F. Dorrell , Joseph M. Moore , Mark F. Smith and Thomas I. Gee Human Performance Centre, School of Sport and Exercise Science, College of Social Sciences, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK
A within-trial one-way ANOVA, typical error (TE; %), and smallest worthwhile change (SWC) were used to assess reliability. Regression analysis resulted in R2 values of >0.85 for all variables excluding deadlift mean velocity (R2 = 0.54–0.69). Significant differences were observed between visits 3-2 for bench press bar displacement (0.395 ± 0.055 m; 0.383 ± 0.053 m), and deadlift bar displacement (0.557 ± 0.034 m; 0.568 ± 0.034 m). No other significant differences were found. Low to moderate TE (0.6–8.8%) were found for all variables, with SWC ranging 1.7–7.4%. The data provides evidence that the GPT can be used to measure kinetic and kinematic outputs, however, care should be taken when monitoring deadlift performance.
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