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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part D

Development of linear models for estimating maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max.) of Kashmiri male youth (Habitat of high altitude)


Author(s): Sajjadh Ahmad Bhat and Dhananjoy Shaw

Abstract: The aim of the study was to develop linear models for estimating Maximal Oxygen Uptake (VO2 max.) of male youth habitat of Kashmir. The study was conducted on two hundred forty two healthy male youth of Kashmir valley (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 determine the VO2max. (dependent variable) 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 independent variables were Age, Body weight in kilograms (B.Wt.), Height in centimeters (Ht.), Resting Heart Rate (RHrest), 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), Heart Rate at Six minutes of step testing with cadence 30 steps/min (ExHR6), recovery heart rate at one minutes of rest (RcvHR1), recovery heart rate at two minutes of rest (RcvHR2) and recovery heart rate at third minute of rest (RcvHR3), (As per the formula advocated by American College of Sports Medicine). The collected data was computed with mean, standard deviation, correlation matrix, and linear regressions for deriving linear models using SPSS. The study concluded with the development of ten independent linear models among which model number six (M6) was found to be the best model for estimating VO2 max. of Kashmiri youth (habitat of high altitude) with high degree of power of prediction.

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How to cite this article:
Sajjadh Ahmad Bhat and Dhananjoy Shaw. Development of linear models for estimating maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max.) of Kashmiri male youth (Habitat of high altitude). International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2018; 5(2): 187-191.
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