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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure > Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance > Sport Performance > Scaling or normalising maximum oxygen uptake to predict 1-mile run time in boys.

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Title: Scaling or normalising maximum oxygen uptake to predict 1-mile run time in boys.
Authors: Nevill, Alan M.
Rowland, Thomas
Goff, Donna
Martel, Leslie
Ferrone, Lisa
Citation: European Journal of Applied Physiology, 92(3): 285-288
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Issue Date: 2004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/8016
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-004-1071-z
PubMed ID: 15083364
Additional Links: http://springerlink.metapress.com/content/d83alh6fxgjrebyh/
Abstract: There is still considerable debate and some confusion as to the most appropriate method of scaling or normalizing maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) for differences in body mass (m) in both adults and children. Previous studies on adult populations have demonstrated that although the traditional ratio standard VO2max (ml kg(-1) min(-1)) fails to render VO2max independent of body mass, the ratio standard is still the best predictor of running performance. However, no such evidence exists in children. Hence, the purpose of the present study was to investigate whether the ratio standard is still the most appropriate method of normalising VO2max to predict 1-mile run speed in a group of 12-year-old children (n=36). Using a power function model and log-linear regression, the best predictor of 1-mile run speed was given by: speed (m s(-1))=55.1 VO2max(0.986) m(-0.96). With both the VO2max and body mass exponents being close to unity but with opposite signs, the model suggest the best predictor of 1-mile run speed is almost exactly the traditional ratio standard recorded in the units (ml kg(-1) min(-1)). Clearly, reporting the traditional ratio standard VO2max, recorded in the units (ml kg(-1) min(-1)), still has an important place in publishing the results of studies investigating cardiovascular fitness of both children and adults.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Maximum Oxygen intake
V02max
Body mass
Children
Running
Boys
Fitness
ISSN: 1439-6319
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Sport Performance
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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