The FitTrack Index as fitness indicator : a pilot study

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dc.contributor.author Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina
dc.contributor.author Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia)
dc.contributor.author Audrey; Janse van Rensburg
dc.contributor.author Botha, R.P.G. (Roelf Petrus Gerhardus)
dc.contributor.author Wood, Paola Silvia
dc.contributor.author Nolte, Kim
dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Lizelle
dc.contributor.author Du Toit, Peet J.
dc.contributor.author Pepper, Michael Sean
dc.contributor.author Kruger, P.E. (Pieter Ernst)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T09:17:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-04T09:17:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : The FitTrack Index is a web-based programme developed in South Africa and widely used by athletes to indicate their fitness. A need exists for a self-managed, noninvasive tool to evaluate and categorise health-related fitness in different population groups. The aim of this study was to compare the FitTrack Index with a reliable measure of cardio-respiratory fitness as indicated by maximal oxygen uptake (direct VO2max). METHODS AND RESULTS : During a 12-week cross-sectional, descriptive pilot study the direct laboratory tested VO2max indicated a moderate to strong correlation with the FitTrack Index (Spearman's rho ¼ 0.439, p ¼ 0.089 at baseline; Spearman's rho ¼ 0.853, p < 0.001 after 12 weeks). CONCLUSIONS : These results suggest that the web-based FitTrack Index may be considered an appropriate tool to evaluate exercise capacity and cardiovascular fitness in healthy individuals following an aerobic training programme. en_ZA
dc.description.department Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.department Sports Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.department Statistics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Research was partly funded by Momentum, South Africa (Reference No.: TP1208066080). en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Janse van Rensburg, DC, Grant, CC, Jansen van Rensburg, A, Botha, RPG, Wood, PS, Nolte, K, Fletcher, L, Du Toit, PJ, Pepper, MS & Kruger, PE 2016, 'The FitTrack Index as fitness indicator : a pilot study', Health SA Gesondheid, vol. 21, pp. 431.436. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1025-9848 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-9736 (online)
dc.identifier.other http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hsag.2016.07.005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60233
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 The Authors. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Johannesburg University. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. en_ZA
dc.subject Aerobic fitness en_ZA
dc.subject Exercise ability en_ZA
dc.subject Recreational fitness en_ZA
dc.subject Cardiovascular fitness en_ZA
dc.subject Fitness indication en_ZA
dc.subject VO2max en_ZA
dc.title The FitTrack Index as fitness indicator : a pilot study en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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