The FitTrack Index as fitness indicator : a pilot study

Show simple item record Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina Grant, C.C. (Catharina Cornelia) Audrey; Janse van Rensburg Botha, R.P.G. (Roelf Petrus Gerhardus) Wood, Paola Silvia Nolte, Kim Fletcher, Lizelle Du Toit, Peet J. Pepper, Michael Sean Kruger, P.E. (Pieter Ernst) 2017-05-04T09:17:57Z 2017-05-04T09:17:57Z 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.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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