Relationship between a Two Mile Run and Maximal Oxygen Uptake
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between a maximal effort two-mile run for time and maximal oxygen uptake VO2 max as measured by treadmill running. Subjects were forty-four males aged 20-51 and seventeen females aged 20-37 of various fitness and activity levels. All subjects performed a timed two mile run and a treadmill running test for maximal oxygen uptake. 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 r sub m -0.91, r sub f -0.89. The addition fo such variables as age, height, weight, and body fat did not improve the predictability of the equations. However, inclusion of body weight in the male equation did increase its predictive accuracy SEE 3.31 to 2.69. The high degree of the other. This study confirms the usefulness and validity of a timed 2 mile run test to indicate the level of aerobic fitness capacity when the test is properly supervised and the subjects are well-motivated. Keywords Running performance, Predicted aerobic capacity, Maximal performance.
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