2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Development of norms of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max.) as an indicator of aerobic fitness of high altitude male youth of Kashmir
Author(s): Sajjadh Ahmad Bhat and Dhananjoy Shaw
The aim of the study was to develop norms in regard to the Maximal Oxygen Uptake (VO2 Max.) of male youth, habitat of Kashmir valley. The study was conducted on two hundred forty two healthy male youth of Kashmir (attitude: 6070 feet/1850 meters). The age of the subjects ranged from 18 to 23 years. The youth were administered with submaximal bench step test (American College of Sports Medicine Protocol) to estimate the VO2 max.by plotting HR-workload combinations calculated by Karvonen heart rate reserve method. Data was collected using Cardio-Sport heart rate monitor and step test protocol. The selected variables were Age in years, Body weight in kilograms (B.Wt.), Height in centimeters (Ht.), Resting Heart Rate (HRrest), Target Heart Rate (THR), Maximal Heart Rate (HRmax.), Heart Rate at Two minutes of step testing with cadence 15 steps/min (ExHR2), Heart Rate at Four minutes of step testing with cadence 20 steps/min (ExHR4) and Heart Rate at Six minutes of step testing with cadence 30 steps/min (ExHR6),(As per the formula advocated by American College of Sports Medicine). The collected data was computed with mean, standard deviation, six sigma scale and chi square using SPSS. The study concluded that the developed scale is good normative in reference to Kashmir youth in regard to their VO2 max. (Aerobic fitness).
Pages: 1037-1040 | 663 Views 14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sajjadh Ahmad Bhat, Dhananjoy Shaw. Development of norms of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max.) as an indicator of aerobic fitness of high altitude male youth of Kashmir. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):1037-1040.