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The physical working capacity of male adolescents in Ireland


The physical working capacity (PWC) of 303 male adolescents was measured using the PWC170 test. The changes in PWC with age were similar to those reported by other workers; the PWC of male adolescents in Ireland appears to be similar to that of North American subjects and may be somewhat lower than that of subjects in some other parts of the world. There was no evidence to suggest a relationship between PWC and level of habitual activity in the younger subjects but heavy physical activity was found to be related PWC in post adolescents.

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Watson, A.W.S., O’Donovan, D.J. The physical working capacity of male adolescents in Ireland. IJMS 145, 383 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02938977

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  • Aerobic Capacity
  • Male Adolescent
  • IRISH Journal
  • Habitual Activity
  • Light Physical Activity