Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Test Validity

Peak aerobic capacity is a measure of cardiovascular fitness and health and is considered one of the best measures of health and longevity. According to the Cooper Institute, the Walk Test is a valid test for aerobic capacity as it measures for VO2max using the Rockport Fitness Walking Test equation which incorporates age, gender, total time and heart rate. It is important to note that in athletic people, the Walk Test will overestimate VO2max.

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