anaerobic capacity

an·aer·o·bic ca·pa·ci·ty

(an'ār-ō'bik kă-pas'i-tē)
Maximal work performed during maximum-intensity short-term physical effort; reflects the energy output capacity of anaerobic glycolysis.
See also: Wingate test

anaerobic capacity

the total amount of energy that can be obtained from anaerobic sources (creatine phosphate breakdown and anaerobic glycolysis) in a single bout of continuous exercise. Strictly a theoretical concept, since some contribution from aerobic metabolism cannot be prevented in any real-time measurement. Estimated by total work output in 30 s (Wingate test) or 90 s cycle ergometer tests, or by treadmill running up a steep gradient; the longer test periods more closely extract all possible energy from the anaerobic systems, but cannot avoid a small yet significant aerobic contribution.
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