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A Study of VO2 max in Relation with Body Mass Index (BMI) of Physical Education Students

Author Affiliations

  • 1Visva-Bharati University, Pin- 731235, W.B, INDIA
  • 2Visva-Bharati University, Pin- 731235, W.B, INDIA

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 9-12, June,23 (2015)


The main purpose of the study is to find out the relationship between VO2 max (ml/kg/min) and Body mass index (BMI) of Physical Education students. Thirty (N=30) male physical education (B.P.Ed) student from P.G.G.I.P.E- Banipur, North 24 Pargana, West Bengal, India were selected as the subjects for the study. The age group of the subjects was ranged from 21-25 years. To measure the VO2max (ml/kg/min) of the physical education students, ‘Cooper 12 Minute Run/Walk test’ (1968) was used, recorded the total distance in kilometers they had traveled in 12 minutes and put it in the Formulas: VO2max = (22.351 x kilometers) - 11.288. And to measure the BMI of the students, the height and weight were respectively taken from the subjects and put it in the Formula for Body Mass Index: Body Mass Index = Weight (kg) / Height (m)2. The collected data were calculated by using descriptive statistic and Coefficient of Correlation “r” and level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. There were a very low positive co-relation was exist on VO2 max with Body Mass Index (BMI) of Physical Education students. The result was also shows that the mean, standard deviation of VO2 max (ml/kg/min) and Body Mass Index (BMI) has been found 48.96±6.62 and 21.04±1.48. It was also observed from the same result that the calculated “r” 0.05 values of VO2 max (ml/kg/min) with Body Mass Index (BMI) of Physical Education students respectively were lower than the tabulated “r” 0.05 value (0.361) at o.o5 level of significance, so it can be said that no significant exist on VO2 ma(ml/kg/min) with Body Mass Index (BMI) of Physical Education students.


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