Anaerobic performance testing
The Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) has been developed at the University of Wolverhampton as a sports-specific anaerobic test. It is similar to the Wingate ANaerobic 30 cycle Test (WANT) in that it provides coaches with measurements on peak power, average power and minimum power along with a fatigue index. The tests differ with regard to specificity and cost of administration. The Wingate test is more specific for cyclists, whereas the RAST provides a test that can be used with athletes where running forms the basis for movement. The WANT necessitates the use of a cycle ergometer and computer which are not available for all coaches. The RAST requires only a stopwatch and a calculator for some simple computations. The RAST provides a more specific test of anaerobic performance in running-based sports.