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Prediction of VO2 Peak Using Sub-Maximum Bench Step Test in Children
Clinical Kinesiology
  • Robert V Topp, Marquette University
  • Dean E Jacks, Hanover College
  • Justin B. Moore, University of South Carolina
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8 p.
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American Kinesiotherapy Association

The purpose of this study was to develop a valid prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from data collected during a submaximum bench stepping test among children ages 8-12 years. Twentyseven active subjects (16 male and 11 female), weight 36.1 kg, height 144.4 cm and VO2 47.4 ± 7.9 ml/kg/min participated. Subjects completed a maximal oxygen consumption test with analysis of expired air and a submaximal bench stepping test. A formula to predict VO2max was developed from height, resting heart rate and heart rate response during the submaximum bench stepping test. This formula accounted for 71% of the variability in maximal oxygen consumption and is the first step in verifying the validity of the submaximum bench stepping test to predict VO2max. VO2max = -2.354 + (Height in cm * 0.065) + (Resting Heart Rate * 0.008) + (Step Test Average Heart Rate as a Percentage of Resting Heart Rate * -0.870)


Published version. Clinical Kinesiology, Vol. 65, No. 4 (Winter 2011): 68-75. Publisher link. © 2011 American Kinesiotherapy Association. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Robert V Topp, Dean E Jacks and Justin B. Moore. "Prediction of VO2 Peak Using Sub-Maximum Bench Step Test in Children" Clinical Kinesiology (2011) ISSN: 0896-9620
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