Method for assessing the metabolic basis of physical fitness
AuthorWeyand, Peter G.; Bundle, Matthew W.
The present invention includes a method for assessing the fitness of an individual. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a physical fitness value of an individual by measuring a first trial of an activity conducted by the individual to provide a first measured component. The method further comprises measuring a second trial of an activity conducted by the individual to provide a second measured component. In addition, the method comprises determining the physical fitness values from the first and second measured components. In some embodiments, the method comprises estimating speed or mechanical power output values for the individual over a desired duration. In other embodiments, the method comprises determining the VO2 max of the individual.
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