This is a state-of-the-art test designed to measure the anaerobic capacity by using a bicycle ergo meter. I have not tried it myself but this is some info Don de Winter gave me.

For more information on both the test and the theoretical background of the test you might be interested in the work of Bar Or. He co-wrote this book:


The book is written by the test's developers, The Wingate Anaerobic Test explains the methodological considerations, typical findings, and various applications of the test. Plus, it eliminates the confusion over how to apply the test accurately and consistently.

The "Wingate Anaerobic Test" includes an introduction to the test and perspective on how it compares with other tests of anaerobic power:

  • descriptions of the proper protocol, necessary equipment, obtainable measures, standardization process, and safety considerations during and after the test;
  • summaries of research on the reliability, validity, and sensitivity of the test;
  • discussions of factors to control or consider while performing the test;
  • typical values of performance found with various groups of subjects;
  • suggestions for future research in anaerobic testing.

The appendix includes data collected at the Wingate Institute over many years, presenting typical values for healthy, untrained Israeli males and females aged 8 to 45 years.


"This book will provide the practitioner with a concise source for protocol and norms. I found the book to be well written and organized. This test is well described in the scientific literature, but norms on the various age groups characterized within this book make it an invaluable source. Our laboratory employs this test in the evaluation of many subjects in a variety of age groups. We will now be capable of providing valid comparisons for the individual to the population at large."
Gregory L. Dykstra, University of Illinois, PhD Candidate, Research Assistant

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