Relationship between the Army Two Mile Run Test and Maximal Oxygen Uptake
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT DETRICK MD
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Forty-four male aged 20-51 and seventeen female aged 20-37 subjects of various fitness and activity levels were evaluated on a two mile run for time and on a treadmill for maximal oxygen consumption. The coefficient of correlation between the treadmill maximal test and the two mile run test for all subjects was -0.91. Separate regression analyses for male and female data also displayed significant correlations rm -0.91, rf -0.89. Stepwise multiple regression analysis of such anthropometric variables as age, height, weight, and body fat demonstrated that, individually, none of these parameters significantly improved the predictability of both the male and female equations. However, inclusion of body weight in the male equation did improve the predictive accuracy SEE 3.31 to 2.69. The high degree of correlation demonstrated between VO2 max and two mile run time thus permits the estimation of either component with significant accuracy from the direct measurement of the other. This study confirms the usefulness and validity of the Armys 2 mile run for time test to indicate the level of aerobic fitness capacity when the test is properly supervised and the subjects are well-motivated. Keywords Maximal 02 uptake, Aerobic fitness, Running performance, Predicted aerobic capacity.
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