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ERIC Number: ED141302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan-28
Pages: 17
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Walking Versus Jogging in Stages III and IV of the Bruce Treadmill Test.
Cundiff, D.; Schwane, J.
Observations during research involving the Bruce Treadmill Test (BTMT) indicating that Stage III for females and Stage IV for males represented speeds which are intermediate between comfortable walking and confortable jogging for many subjects, prompted this study to determine ways to obtain more consistent group results. Twenty-eight subjects (fourteen males and fourteen females) ages 20 to 27 performed two Bruce tests on separate days. The subjects walked throughout the stage in question in one test and jogged throughout that stage in the other test. On the average, females had longer test durations when walking than when jogging in stage III, while males had longer test durations when jogging than when walking during stage IV. Other data indicated that the ranges of individual differences in test durations between walking and jogging protocols represented differences between predicted and measured aerobic capacity of up to nineteen percent of measured capacity. The investigation demonstrated that physiological performance and prediction of aerobic capacity in some individuals were greatly affected by the choice of movement mode in Stages III and IV of the BTMT. It was recommended that those interested in predicting aerobic capacity from BTMT performance time on this age group would obtain more consistent group results by: (1) advising males to jog in Stage IV and (2) advising females to walk in Stage III. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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