Relationships between anthropometric, spirometric, cardio-respiratory and endurance performance values among male Kenyan runners


Francis Mundia Mwangi (PhD), Lecturer, Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254722761379 ORCID: 0000-0003-0147-9140, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.*


Anthropometric measures such as height and age are used in equations for estimating spirometric values for various populations, while some studies have reported significant relationships between some spirometric, cardio-respiratory and endurance performance. Equations for evaluating spirometric values are usually based on data derived from samples of certain groups of people which may not be representative of the world’s diverse population. This study therefore sought to determine the relationships between anthropometric, spirometric and cardio-respiratory values of Kenyan elite endurance runners.

Keywords: Endurance exercise variables, Predicted values, Somatotype

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Francis Mundia Mwangi. Relationships between anthropometric, spirometric, cardiorespiratory and endurance performance values among male Kenyan runners. Russian Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 2020; 15(1): 5-13. DOI: 10.14526/2070-4798-2020-15-1-5-14