Validity of selected laboratory and field tests of physical working capacity
The validity of selected laboratory field tests of physical working capacity was investigated. Male college students (N = 44, ages 17-30) were administered a series of laboratory and field tests of physical working capacity (PWC) Laboratory tests included were a treadmill test of [vdot]O max, the pwc, test, the Harvard Step Test, the Progressive-Pulse Ratio Test, the Margaria Test of Anaerobic Power, the All-Out Treadmill Run (10 mph and 8.6% grade), the Harvard Fitness Test (7 mph and 8.6% grade) and 0 debt following the Harvard Fitness Test. Field tests included were the 10-yd dash, the 50-yd dash, Sum 50‘s test, 300-yd run, 600-yd run, 1-mi run, and 12-min run. Significant correlation coefficients were found between [vdot]O max expressed in ml/kg/min and the 12-min run (.90), the 600-yd run (.78), the 1-mi run (-.74), the Balke Test (.77), the All-Out Treadmill Run (.74), the Harvard Fitness Test (.69), the 300-yd run (-.52), the Astrand-Ryhming Test (.62), the Harvard Step Test (.55), pwc (.58), and the Progressive-Pulse Test (-.47). Using Multiple Stepwise Regression with [vdot]O max expressed in ml/kg/min as the criterion measure, the following multiple correlation coefficients were found: from submaximal tests.78; from maximal tests.91; from field tests.91; from other laboratory tests.86; from all tests.92. Body weight and percent lean body mass were found to have little effect on the correlations obtained between [vdot]O max (mil kg/min) and selected work tests. © 1976 Taylor 8 Francis Group, LLC. 2 170 2 2 170 2 2
Research Quarterly of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Burke, Edmund J., "Validity of selected laboratory and field tests of physical working capacity" (1976). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2695.