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Unformatted text preview: operations, resulted in being the above mentioned number. Some factors that would possibly affect the outcome of the Rockport test would be the speed that you walked the quarter mile, whether or not the person sped up or slowed down during the walk, and whether or not the person is walking uphill or downhill. All of the above could potentially contribute to inaccurate scores in the VO2max equation. Also, people that were physically challenged in terms of walking (either walking at all or walking poorly) would probably be poorly suited to this test because it would be inaccurate since the whole thing is based on walking. Similarly, people that are athletes and extremely fit probably fare better then average in this test....
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