Some General Functions and Their Differential Use

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In ergometry the usual test validations can be complemented by a broader kind of construct and content validation that utilizes information from three different kinds of effort variables, viz, physiological, perceptual, and performance variables. Most importantly, estimates of reliability and validity can be obtained by analyzing the internal consistency of the total system of response variables. For a top athlete the test criterium is very simple: a medal in the Olympic games, preferably a gold medal. For predictions of performances of ordinary people engaged in industrial work, sports, or other leisure activities, there are, however, no such simple performance criteria.


Power Function Blood Lactate Physical Working Capacity Perceptual Intensity Correct Heart Rate 
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