The effect of an active arm action on heart rate and predicted VO2max during the Chester step test
Elliott, Dave; Abt, Grant; Barry, Tim
Dr Grant Abt G.Abt@hull.ac.uk
Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Head of Department for Sport, Health and Exercise Science
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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Elliott, D., Abt, G., & Barry, T. (2008). The effect of an active arm action on heart rate and predicted VO2max during the Chester step test. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia, 11(2), (112-115). doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.12.116. ISSN 1440-2440|
|Keywords||Heart rate; Step test; Predicted oxygen consumption|
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