Comparative analysis of the one-mile field test to actual maximal oxygen consumption in college males
Van Skyhawk, Stacey
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34 healthy college male volunteers, 18-29yrs, performed an actual VO2max test and 2, one-mile walks for time. Each S's age, wt (lbs), gender, HR responses, and time during a one-mile walk were obtained to calculate VO2max, both absolute (1 min) and relative (ml kg-1 min-1) values using Kline's et al. (1987) equations. These prediction VO2max values, using general and sex-specific equations, were correlated with actual VO2max values using a Pearson Product Moment correlation. Each r correlation coefficient was sig at the 0.001 level. A dependent t-test indicated that actual VO2max was sig (p < 0.01) higher than predicted VO2max, both absolute and relative. Due to the moderately high r, however, it was concluded that the equations developed by Kline et al. (1987) can be used to predict VO2max values in college-age males, but may result in a slight underestimation.
Walking -- Physiological aspects