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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2024.060319.

Research on the Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Long-Distance Running among Non-Sports Major College Students


Wei Zhang, Xin Ao, Dongda Cai

Corresponding Author:
Dongda Cai

Ningbo Tech University, Ningbo, 315199, China


The decline in cardiopulmonary function of college students has attracted much attention. Cardiorespiratory function is crucial for physical fitness, and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) is a key indicator of cardiopulmonary endurance. Although long-distance running can improve cardiopulmonary function, non-sports major college students often experience shortness of breath and chest tightness due to low ventilation efficiency and insufficient VO2max. This study focused on 60 non-sports major college students, including 30 males and 30 females. Through literature analysis, questionnaire surveys, experiments, and mathematical statistics, the study explored their VO2max during long-distance running. The study found that males had better VO2max than females, and height, weight, and BMI were significantly correlated with VO2max. Maintaining a high level of physical activity helps to improve VO2max, enhance cardiopulmonary endurance, and promote health, while low activity levels may lead to a decrease in VO2max.


long-distance running, maximal oxygen uptake, non-sports major students, gender differences

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Wei Zhang, Xin Ao, Dongda Cai. Research on the Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Long-Distance Running among Non-Sports Major College Students. Frontiers in Sport Research (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 3: 137-141. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2024.060319.


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