in left column; select appropriate menus. Click "Calculate".
brief warm up, the subject walks as briskly as possible for
one mile (1609 meters) with a heart rate monitor. Tester records
heart rate (beats per minute) and time to completion. Evaluates
cardiovascular fitness for adults.
It is important
to accurately measure exercise heart rate. Heart rate was electronically
monitored in the original study. A 10 second (Rockport) or 15
second (ACE) pulse may be used if the tester is very proficient
but an electronic heart rate monitor is recommended.
can be administered outdoors on a track or on a treadmill and
will give similar results (Nieman, 1999).
R = 0.88;
SEE ± 5.0 ml/kg/min
GM, Porcari JP, Hintermeister R, et. al. 1987. Estimation of
VO2 Max from a one mile track walk, gender, age, and body weight.
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