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A preliminary study of the 20-m multistage shuttle run as a predictor of peak VO2 in Hong Kong Chinese students

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posted on 1993-01-01, 00:00 authored by Anthony Barnett, L Chan, I Bruce
The purpose of the present study was to determine the validity of the 20-meter multistage shuttle run (MSR) for predicting peak VO2 in Hong Kong Chinese students, ages 12-15 years. Fifty-five subjects, 27 boys and 28 girls, performed the MSR in the school environment and had peak VO2 determined in the laboratory. A correlation of 0.72 (p is less than 0.001) was found between peak VO2 and predicted peak VO2 using an equation previously developed with Canadian children (6). However, maximal shuttle run speed alone was a better predictor in this group (r=0.74, SEE=4.6 ml.kg-1.min-1, p is less than 0.001). Multiple-regression analysis (best-subsets) was performed and the best predictor variables were maximal speed and sex with either triceps skinfold or weight. For practical application in the school setting, the equation peak VO2=24.2-5.0(sex) minus 0.8(age) plus 3.4(maximal speed) (r=0.82, SEE=4.0), where for sex, male = 0 and female = 1, is suggested.

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Journal

Pediatric exercise science

Volume

5

Issue

1

Pagination

42 - 50

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Illinois

ISSN

0899-8493

eISSN

1543-2920

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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