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Size Exponents for Scaling Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Over 6500 Humans: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Published on Jul 1, 2017in Sports Medicine7.583
· DOI :10.1007/s40279-016-0655-1
Lorenzo Lolli4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Teesside University),
Alan M. Batterham39
Estimated H-index: 39
(Teesside University)
+ 1 AuthorsGreg Atkinson61
Estimated H-index: 61
(Teesside University)
Abstract
Background Maximal oxygen uptake (\({\dot{\text{V}}\text{O}}\) 2max) is conventionally normalized to body size as a simple ratio or using an allometric exponent < 1. Nevertheless, the most appropriate body size variable to use for scaling and the value of the exponent are still enigmatic. Studies tend to be based on small samples and can, therefore, lack precision.
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