Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2020)
to find out the effect of recovery posture on VO2max using Queens College step test in young females of 18-25 years
Author(s): Pinky Raghani, Manasi Sanghavi, Ajay Kumar
Abstract: Background: Maximum oxygen consumption is considered as “gold standard” of cardio pulmonary fitness. Queens College step test is an indirect measurement of VO2max. It is one of the simplest test to estimate physical performance of an individual. Aim: To find out effect of recovery posture on VO2 max using Queens College step test in young females of 18-25 years. Objective: 1. To calculate VO2 max using standing as a recovery posture in Queens College step test. 2. To calculate VO2 max using sitting as a recovery posture in Queens College step test. Methodology: Females of age group 18-25 years according to the selection criteria were selected for the study. Each subject’s basic parameters BP, RR, HR and Borg scale are taken at rest before performing Queens College step test and at the completion of the test the vitals i.e. BP, RR, HR and Borg Scale are again taken in recovery posture i.e. standing and sitting. Afterwards VO2 Max is calculated for each posture. Result: Mean VO2 max at standing position was 45.91ml/kg/min which were same to mean VO2 max at sitting position i.e. 45.84ml/kg/min and the difference was not statistically significant. Which proves that any position adopted after completion of test (recovery position) doesn’t alter the hemodynamic parameters which further doesn’t have any effect on calculated VO2max values. Conclusion: There is no significant difference in VO2 max values calculated using standing and sitting as recovery posture in Queens College step test.