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Aerobic Fitness. Its meaning and significance Why Is Aerobic Fitness Important? Absolute And Relative Vo2 max
Methods For Measuring Aerobic Fitness Fitness Norms in the Population Fitness Terminology


Fitness Norms in the Population

The aerobic fitness charts below show how fitness (Vo2 Max) changes with age (6 to 85 years). Each line on the charts separates the different fitness categories. The charts allow you to compare your fitness level with the fitness of different age groups. These norms are based on results of numerous studies* conducted in North America and Europe and apply to most of the industrial world. For additional information on

* Shvartz E, R.C. Reibold. Aerobic Fitness Norms For Males And Females Aged 6-75: A review. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 61:3-11,1990

 

Fitness Categories

Category
Percent of Population
Excellent
3
Very Good
8
Good
22
Average
34
Fair
22
Poor
8
Very Poor
3

 

 

Aerobic Fitness. Its meaning and significance Why Is Aerobic Fitness Important? Absolute And Relative Vo2 max
Methods For Measuring Aerobic Fitness Fitness Norms in the Population Fitness Terminology

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