Neil Armstrong
University of Exeter
Publications 302
#1Neil Armstrong (University of Exeter)H-Index: 44
#2Jo Welsman (University of Exeter)H-Index: 6
Purpose To investigate (1) whether maximal stroke volume (SVmax) occurs at submaximal exercise intensities, (2) sex differences in SVmax once fat-free mass (FFM) has been controlled for, and, (3) the contribution of concurrent changes in FFM and SVmax to the sex-specific development of peak oxygen uptake \( \left( {{\dot{\text{V}}\text{O}}_{2} } \right) \).
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#1Jo Welsman (University of Exeter)H-Index: 6
#2Neil Armstrong (University of Exeter)H-Index: 44
Objectives Over 30 years ago we demonstrated the poor criterion validity of a popular fitness test, the 20 m shuttle run or ‘bleep’ test (20mSRT). We discounted the test and assumed that others with demonstrable validity and reliability would replace its use in research. Around then, our attention was drawn to an eloquent but obscure paper by JM Tanner (1949) which detailed the fallacy of simple division by body mass to accommodate body size differences in physiological function. Tanner describe...
#1Neil Armstrong (University of Exeter)H-Index: 44
#2Jo Welsman (University of Exeter)H-Index: 6
Recent publications in the British Journal of Sports Medicine ( BJSM) (mis)represent and (mis)interpret young people’s cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and potentially (mis)inform health promotion and clinical practice. 1 2 The papers recognise peak VO2as the criterion measure of CRF but base their estimations of peak VO2 on performances in 20 m shuttle runs (20mSRT). Moreover, and of serious concern to us, estimated peak VO2 is (mis)represented and (mis)interpreted in ratio with body mass (ie, i...
#1Neil Armstrong (University of Exeter)H-Index: 44
#2Jo Welsman (University of Exeter)H-Index: 6
.Peak oxygen uptake (V O_2) is internationally recognized as the criterion measure of youth aerobic fitness, but flawed laboratory assessments and fallacious interpretations of peak V O_2 in ratio with body mass have confused our understanding of the development of aerobic fitness. Moreover, the recent emergence of specious predictions of peak V O_2 from performance tests and the promotion of spurious ‘clinical red flags’ and cardiometabolic cut-points have confused our understanding of the rela...