Leg power characteristics of female firefighter applicants.

  title={Leg power characteristics of female firefighter applicants.},
  author={James E Misner and Richard A. Boileau and Sharon Ann Plowman and B G Elmore and Margaret A. Gates and Jennie A. Gilbert and Craig A. Horswill},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  volume={30 5},
The primary purposes of this study were to characterize the anaerobic power of a large group of adult female subjects and to analyze the relationship of body composition, leg power, and leg strength tests to performance on the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAT) in these women. A secondary purpose was to observe the relationship of the WAT to a stair-climbing test used to select firefighters. The subjects were the top 150 of the 1,090 women who took a firefighter applicant physical performance test… CONTINUE READING