Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Evaluating the Accuracy of Three VO2max Prediction Methods in Division I Cross-Country Runners
by Charles, Anaëlle Emeline, M.S., Arkansas State University, 2020, 36; 27834695
Abstract (Summary)

The accuracy of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) prediction methods is important for collegiate runners and is an economical alternative to traditional laboratory testing. This investigation examined VO2max estimation accuracy of Polar M430 lights on (PM430 ON), Polar M430 lights off (PM430 OFF), Garmin 235 (G235), and VDOT in 12 NCAA division I cross-country athletes. Data was compared to laboratory-measured VO2max. Compared to the criterion (56.51 ± 6.00 ml.kg−1.min−1), the G235 (59.43 ± 4.54 ml.kg−1.min−1), PM430 ON and PM430 OFF (63.80 ± 5.32 ml.kg−1.min−1 and 62.92 ± 5.28 ml.kg−1.min−1) overestimated VO2max. VDOT (55.63 ± 7.12 ml.kg−1.min−1) was slightly lower than the criterion. Out of the three prediction methods, only VDOT yielded comparable estimates to the criterion. Regarding the devices, the results showed that G235 was more accurate than the PM430. In conclusion, we recommend that collegiate runners use the VDOT and G235 as alternatives to laboratory testing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pribyslavska, Veronika
Commitee: Scudamore, Eric M., Patchell, James S.
School: Arkansas State University
Department: Exercise Science
School Location: United States -- Arkansas
Source: MAI 82/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Kinesiology
Keywords: Collegiate athletes, Endurance runners, Maximal oxygen uptake, Prediction methods, VDOT, Wearable technology
Publication Number: 27834695
ISBN: 9798662464131
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