Title page for ETD etd-11202012-040051

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Pierce, Victoria F.
URN etd-11202012-040051
Title Reproducibility and validity of two anaerobic threshold methodologies with overweight women
Degree Master of Science
Department Health and Physical Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Herbert, William G. Committee Chair
Rankin, Janet L. Walberg Committee Member
Sebolt, Don R. Committee Member
  • Aerobic exercises
Date of Defense 1987-06-05
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The twofold purposes of this investigation were: to determine the reliability and validity of two noninvasive methods for determining anaerobic threshold (AT) and; to examine the effect of an aerobic training program on the AT. Twelve sedentary, overweight women participated in an 8 wk walk/jog program 3 d•wk-1 at 70% VO2max with a concurrent hypocaloric diet. A computerized polynomial regression and four independent reviewers were used in an attempt to decrease the subjectivity of noninvasive AT estimation from data plots. Duplicate plots allowed determination of intra-reviewer variability for ATFEO2 and ATVE/VO2 estimation. All reviewers fell within the 2-10% variability range accepted for research and clinical purposes, respectively.

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