A regression equation for the estimation of VO2 MAX in Nepalese male adults


  • Pinaki Chatterjee Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, India
  • Alok K Banerjee University of Kalyani, India
  • Paulomi Das Nepalgunj Medical College, Nepal
  • Parimal Debnath Jadavpur University, India




Beep test, Aerobic capacity, Maximum oxygen uptake capacity, Cardiovascular fitness, Nepalese male


The purpose of the study was to validate the applicability of 20-meter multi stage shuttle run test in Nepalese male College students. 40 Nepalese students were recruited for the study. Direct estimation of cardiorespiratory endurance (VO2max) comprised treadmill exercise followed by expired gas analysis by scholander micro-gas analyzer whereas VO2max was indirectly predicted by the 20-meter multistage shuttle run test. The difference between the mean (SD) VO2max values of direct measurement (VO2max = 39.29+/-1.98 ml/kg/min) and 20-meter multi stage shuttle run test (SPVO2max = 39.20+/-2.27 ml/kg/min) was statistically insignificant (p >0.10). Limits of agreement analysis also suggest that the 20-m multistage shuttle run test can be applied for use with the studied population. The results suggest that the application of the present form of 20-meter multistage shuttle run test be justified in the studied population. For better prediction of VO2max a new equation has been developed based on present data.


Download data is not yet available.


Astrand, P.O., Rodahl, K. Textbook of Work Physiology. New York: McGraw Hill Book Company; 1986.

Bland, J.M., Altman, D.G. Statistical method for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurements. Lancet. 1986; 1(8476):307 - 310. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(86)90837-8

Chatterjee, P., Banerjee, A.K., Majumdar, P., Chatterjee, P. Validity of the 20-m Multi Stage Shuttle Run Test for the Prediction of VO2max in Junior Taekwondo Players of India. International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences. 2006; 18(1):1-7.

Chatterjee, P., Banerjee, A.K., Das, P., Debnath, P., Chatterjee, P. Validity of 20-m multi stage shuttle run test for prediction of maximum oxygen uptake in Indian female university students. Kathmandu University Medical Journal. 2008; 6(2):176-180.

Chatterjee, S., Chakravarti, B. Comparative study of maximum aerobic capacity by three ergometries in untrained college women. Japanese Journal of Physiology. 1986; 36(1):151 - 162. https://doi.org/10.2170/jjphysiol.36.151

Consolazio, C.F., Johnson, R.E., Pekora, L.J. Analysis of Gas Samples. In: Samuel J, Hans field S, editors. Physiological Measurements of Metabolic Function in Man. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill Book Company; 1963, 507-10.

Cooper, S.M., Baker, J.S., Tong, R.J., et al. The repeatability and criterion related validity of the 20-m multistage fitness test as a predictor of maximal oxygen uptake in active young men. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2005; 39(4):19. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2004.013078

Das, S.K., Bhattacharya, G. A comparison of cardiorespiratory fitness in non-athletes and athletes of eastern India. Indian Journal of Physiol and Allied Sciences. 1995; 49:16-23.

Fox, E.L. A simple, accurate technique for predicting maximal aerobic power. Journal of Applied Physiology. 1973; 35(6):914 - 16.

Guerra, S., Ribeiro, J.C., Costa, R., Duarte, J., Mota, J. Relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition and blood pressure in school children. Journal of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness. 2002; 42(2):207-13.

Leger, L.A., Mercier, D., Gadoury, C., Lambert, J. The multistage 20 metre shuttle run test for aerobic fitness. Journal of Sports Sciences. 1988; 6(2):93-101. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640418808729800

Leger, L., Gadoury, C. Validity of the 20-m shuttle run test with 1 minute Stages to predict VO2max in Adults. Canadian Journal Sports Sciences, 1989; 14(1):21-6.

Mota, J., Guerra, S., Leandro, C., Pinto, A., Ribeiro, J.C., Duarte, J.A. Association of maturation, sex, and body fat in cardiorespiratory fitness. American Journal of Human Biology. 2002; 14(6):707-12. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.10086

Slonim, N.B., Gillespie, D.G., Harold, W.H. Peak oxygen uptake of healthy young men as determined by a treadmill method. Journal of Applied Physiology. 1957; 10:401 - 404.

Stickland, M.K., Petersen, S.R., Bouffard, M. Prediction of maximal aerobic power from the 20-m multi-stage shuttle run test. Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology. 2003; 28 (2):272-82. https://doi.org/10.1139/h03-021

Suminski, R.R., Ryan, N.D., Poston, C.S., Jackson, A.S. Measuring aerobic fitness of Hispanic youth 10 to 12 years of age. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2004; 25(1):61-7. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2003-45230

Vicente-Rodriguez, G., Dorado, C., Perez-Gomez, J., Gonzalez-Henriquez, J.J., Calbet, J.A. Enhanced bone mass and physical fitness in young female handball players. Bone. 2004; 35(5):1208-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2004.06.012

Vicente-Rodriguez, G., Jimenez-Ramirez, J., Ara, I., Serrano-Sanchez, J.A., Dorado, C., Calbet, J.A. Enhanced bone mass and physical fitness in prepubescent footballers. Bone. 2003; 33(5):853-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2003.08.003

Wong, T.W., Yu, T.S., Wang, X.R., Robinson, P. Predicted maximal oxygen uptake in normal Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren and those with respiratory diseases. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2001; 31(2):126-32. https://doi.org/10.1002/1099-0496(200102)31:2<126::AID-PPUL1020>3.0.CO;2-3


Statistics RUA



How to Cite

Chatterjee, P., Banerjee, A. K., Das, P., & Debnath, P. (2010). A regression equation for the estimation of VO2 MAX in Nepalese male adults. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 5(2), 127–133. https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2010.52.03