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- The relationship between pedometer step counts and estimated VO₂max as determined by a submaximal fitness test in adolescents
Lubans, David R.;
Morgan, Philip J.;
Collins, Clare E.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Education & Arts, School of Education
- The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between pedometer step Counts and estimated VO₂ max as determined by a submaximal exercise test. Participants (N = 115; 65 girls, 50 boys) wore pedometers for five days and completed the Queen's College Step Test (QCST). Based on these results participants were classified as HIGH, MOD, or LOW cardiorespiratory fitness. Boys accumulated more steps per day (p <.05) than girls (12,766 ± 4,923 versus 10,887 ± 2,656). The relationship between estimated VO₂ max and mean steps/day was moderate (r =.34, p <.01). participants classified as having HIGH fitness levels accumulated more steps/day than LOW-fit adolescents) <.05). The results from this Study Suggest that estimated VO₂ max as determined by a submaximal exercise test is moderately associated with mean steps/day in adolescents.
- Pediatric Exercise Science Vol. 20, Issue 3, p. 273-284
- Human Kinetics
habitual physical activity;
middle school students;
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- journal article
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