The effect of an active arm action on heart rate and predicted VO2 max during the Chester step test

Elliott, David; Abt, Grant and Barry, Timothy (2008) The effect of an active arm action on heart rate and predicted VO2 max during the Chester step test.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2006.12.116

Abstract

This study examined whether the predictive outcomes of the Chester step test (CST) would be influenced by arm dynamics. Participants completed the CST on two separate occasions, once using active arms and once using passive arms. Results revealed that when compared to the passive arm protocol, the use of active arms led to a mean increase in heart rate of approximately 7 beats per minute across all of the incremental stages. However, this increase had little impact upon predicted VO2max. Consequently, these results indicate that when performing the CST, participants are able to adopt an arm action that is compatible with personal preference.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: 796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games, 002 The Work
Members: University of Cumbria
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:20
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/752

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