Software for Calculating Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Prescribing the Endurance Exercise Training

Document Type : Original research papers


1 Department of Sport Physiology, Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Department of Sport Physiology, Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.


Low cardiorespiratory fitness increases the risk of chronic disease and mortality. However; cardiorespiratory fitness testing is not usually performed at many health care facilities. cardiorespiratory fitness tests are an essential way to assess a person's related -health physical fitness. However, achieving these tests is difficult and time-consuming and requires a sports physiologist. The purpose of this study is software design to predict cardiorespiratory fitness with individual information from health indicators that express the results of cardiorespiratory fitness tests. The statistical population of the study will be all physically healthy people. The research sample is people from this statistical population who have participated in cardiorespiratory fitness tests. We created a computer software program that, after receiving information from the test subject (age, sex, height, weight, heart rate), determined the results of the cardiorespiratory fitness tests and the fitness status of the subjects based on international and national norms. The software also provides training programs based on the level of cardiorespiratory fitness of the test subject. For convenience, test results files and exercise program files can be printed. The results showed that in samples under 25 years of age, the level of cardiorespiratory fitness was moderate to low; Between 35 and 45 and over 35, the average is high. Based on the results obtained, it can be concluded that the software designed to estimate functional cardiorespiratory fitness is functional. The low CRF among the samples under 25 years old is shown compared with the study samples and international norms. However; the presentation of exercise programs and physical activity by the physical fitness of these people is inevitable.


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