Cooper 12-minute Run Test

The Cooper 12 minute run is a popular maximal running test of aerobic fitness, in which participants try and cover as much distance as they can in 12 minutes. There are several other variations of running/walking tests, including the Cooper 1.5 mile run test.

VO2max = (35.97 x miles) - 11.29
VO2max = (22.35 x kilometers) - 11.29

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