Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2018, Page: 27-31
The 20 m2 VAMEVAL Test: A Reduced Space Approach to Determine the Maximum Oxygen Consumption of Young Cameroonians
Guessogo Wiliam Richard, National Institute of Youth and Sports, Yaounde, Cameroon; Exercise and Sport Physiology Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon
Ebal Minye Edmond, National Institute of Youth and Sports, Yaounde, Cameroon
Mbouh Samuel, National Institute of Youth and Sports, Yaounde, Cameroon
Assomo Ndemba Peguy Brice, Exercise and Sport Physiology Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon
Azabji Kenfack Marcel, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon
Mekoulou Ndongo Jerson, Exercise and Sport Physiology Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon
Fouda Omgba Nsi André Landry, National Institute of Youth and Sports, Yaounde, Cameroon
Mbang Bian Wiliam, National Institute of Youth and Sports, Yaounde, Cameroon
Mandengue Samuel Honoré, Exercise and Sport Physiology Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon
Temfemo Abdou, Exercise and Sport Physiology Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon; Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon
Received: Apr. 3, 2018;       Accepted: Jun. 19, 2018;       Published: Jul. 25, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20180302.12      View  519      Downloads  56
Abstract
This study aimed at comparing physiological variables measured during a modified 20 m2 VAMEVAL test with that of its predecessor, the classical VAMEVAL test. Thirty volunteers moderately-trained sport students (14 males, 25.7 ± 3.4 years, and 16 females, 25.0 ± 2.5 years) specialized in running sport disciplines, randomly underwent three maximal oxygen uptake assessment using the classical VAMEVAL test in a 400m track (VAM400), the modified VAMEVAL test in a reduced space of 20 m2 (VAM20) and, the ergometer test (ERG) as standard test. Results revealed significant differences between the two sexes in the VAM400 and VAM20 over VO2max (P< 0.01), maximal heart rate (P< 0.05) and rating of perceived exertion (P< 0.001). No significant difference was noted in lactatemia (La) during VAM400 and VAM20. VO2max variations of 6.8% in females and 8% in males were recorded when moving from VAM400 to VAM20. The VAM20 test is valid to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness of young Cameroonians in absence of appropriated infrastructures.
Keywords
VAMEVAL Test, Reduced Space, Maximum Oxygen Consumption, Young Cameroonians
To cite this article
Guessogo Wiliam Richard, Ebal Minye Edmond, Mbouh Samuel, Assomo Ndemba Peguy Brice, Azabji Kenfack Marcel, Mekoulou Ndongo Jerson, Fouda Omgba Nsi André Landry, Mbang Bian Wiliam, Mandengue Samuel Honoré, Temfemo Abdou, The 20 m2 VAMEVAL Test: A Reduced Space Approach to Determine the Maximum Oxygen Consumption of Young Cameroonians, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 27-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20180302.12
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