Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Volume 2: Issue 1, Article 2, 2021. Metabolic equations, such as ACSM and FRIEND, are used worldwide to indirectly measure the VO2max in adults, but lack of accuracy seems to occur. 30 men of 18-34 years old performed a maximal incremental test on a treadmill during which direct VO2max measurements was taken and then have been compared to ACSM and FRIEND metabolic equations. Point of application #1: Better evaluation and exercise prescription among athletic populations. Point of application #2: Act in prevention among sedentary and symptomatic populations. Point of application #3: Improve the assessment of physiological need associated with work tasks, personal protective equipment and the physical preparation of the tactical personnel.
Dugas, Marc-Olivier; Simard, Laurie; Chevrette, Tommy; and Lavalliere, Martin
"Is the ACSM and FRIEND Metabolic Equations Valid for Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness Among 18-34 Aged Men? : Preliminary Results,"
Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology: Vol. 2:
1, Article 2.
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