Fox developed a simple equation to predict maximal oxygen uptake for a person using a bicycle ergometer.
The subjects used to develop the equation were healthy, untrained college males.
(1) A person uses a bicycle ergometer running with a pedal speed of 60 rpm and work load of 150 W.
(2) The heart rate is measured during 5th minute.
predicted maximal oxygen uptake in mL per minute =
= 6300 - (heart rate in beats per minute during 5th minute of exercise at 150 W)
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