[Aerobic capacity of 6 to 17-year-old Quebecois--20 meter shuttle run test with 1 minute stages]

Can J Appl Sport Sci. 1984 Jun;9(2):64-9.
[Article in French]


Norms for the 20-m shuttle run test (with 1 min stages) for the functional and maximal aerobic power (FMAP) are given by age or academic year for boys and girls from 6 to 17 years old for the province of Quebec in May 1981. The sample, 3669 boys and 3355 girls, was selected by stratum according to the scholar population of each region in Quebec. Weight and height for both sexes are similar to those obtained in a recent Canadian study (CAHPER, 1980). The FMAP or the 20-m test results (as a function of age and sex) varies like other published FMAP indices. This supports the validity of the norms of the 20-m test, a test that various advantages in school testing (group testing, progressive protocol and valid test).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Body Height
  • Body Weight
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Oxygen Consumption*
  • Quebec
  • Reference Values
  • Running*