VALIDATING THE ÂSTRAND-RHYMING SUBMAXIMAL PROTOCOL FOR VO2 MAX PREDICTION IN RECREATIONALLY ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS
Toby Chambers, Montana Seymour, Anneliese Grewing
Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri
The Âstrand-Rhyming protocol has been used as a reliable and trusted assessment to predict VO2max for over 50 years. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine if the Âstrand-Rhyming protocol is still a valid test in assessment of VO2max using modern computerized gas analysis. METHODS: Eighteen (18) recreationally active individuals (14 male, 5 female) completed two VO2max trials (one predictive sub-maximal and one measured maximal). The first trial was predicted VO2max using the Âstrand-Rhyming submaximal protocol and the second trial included measurement of expired gases to determine VO2max using the Parvo Medics TrueOne Metabolic system. RESULTS: Subjects’ mean age, height (cm), and weight (kg) were 19.8±1.6yrs, 178.1±8.8cm, and 77.6±13.5kg. The mean predicted VO2max using the Âstrand-Rhyming protocol was 39.1±9.4 ml/kg/min. The mean measured VO2max using the Parvo Medics TrueOne Metabolic system was 40.4±7.7 ml/kg/min. A two-tailed t-test revealed that the means were not significantly different. CONCLUSION: The data suggests the Âstrand-Rhyming protocol for VO2 max prediction is valid for recreationally active males and females. Further research needs to be done on different populations and larger subject pools to confirm that the Âstrand-Rhyming protocol is valid for all populations in predicting VO2max.
Chambers, T; Seymour, M; and Grewing, A
"VALIDATING THE ÂSTRAND-RHYMING SUBMAXIMAL PROTOCOL FOR VO2 MAX PREDICTION IN RECREATIONALLY ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings:
2, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol11/iss2/9
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