Impact of body weight on performance of a weight-supported motor fitness test in men.

@article{Bishop2008ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of body weight on performance of a weight-supported motor fitness test in men.},
  author={Phillip A. Bishop and Todd Allen Crowder and Lynn R Fielitz and Timothy Robert Lindsay and Amanda Krista Woods},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={173 11},
  pages={
          1108-14
        }
}
The impact of body weight on test scores is a common issue in applied measurement. Dimensional analysis suggests that heavier participants are disadvantaged in weight-supported tasks. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of body weight on performance scores for a military obstacle course. Three cohorts of male participants completed the Indoor Obstacle Course Test (IOCT). In cohort 1 (N = 2,191), height and weight were measured. In cohort 2 (N = 134), skinfold measurements were… CONTINUE READING
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