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    PowerTap Use During Wingate Test?

    I am doing a Wingate LT VO2 Max test on Monday. I thought about using my Powertap just to see how it is calibrated. I am a little worried that this may be harmful to the Powertap. Does anyone here know?

    Thanks in advance,
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    what is that? (the test I mean)
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    oh also my question is, why would it hurt it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reef58
    I am doing a Wingate LT VO2 Max test on Monday. I thought about using my Powertap just to see how it is calibrated. I am a little worried that this may be harmful to the Powertap. Does anyone here know?

    Thanks in advance,
    Richard
    As hi565 asked, what is a Wingate LT VO2 Max test? I've heard of a Wingate test, a LT test, and a VO2 Max test, but these are three different tests to measure three different parameters Beyond that, the three tests give results in three different quantities. Wingate=work or energy, LT=power, and VO2 Max = volume O2/time/weight (or sometimes power as LT). I wonder what data you'll get from the test and how you plan to use it.

    As to calibrating a Power Tap, that can easilt be done anytime by hanging a series of weights from a pedal held horizontal while holding the rear wheel still. Then compare the measured torques to the torques you calculate from the suspended weight and the crank length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asgelle
    As hi565 asked, what is a Wingate LT VO2 Max test? I've heard of a Wingate test, a LT test, and a VO2 Max test, but these are three different tests to measure three different parameters Beyond that, the three tests give results in three different quantities. Wingate=work or energy, LT=power, and VO2 Max = volume O2/time/weight (or sometimes power as LT). I wonder what data you'll get from the test and how you plan to use it.

    As to calibrating a Power Tap, that can easilt be done anytime by hanging a series of weights from a pedal held horizontal while holding the rear wheel still. Then compare the measured torques to the torques you calculate from the suspended weight and the crank length.
    Thanks for the tip. I am really more interested in having like numbers from the labs equipment to my PowerTap. I suspect the lab stuff will be more accurate, and as long as they are close all should be okay.

    I doubt the test will hurt it, but I really don't know.

    Thanks again,
    Richard

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