Estimate VO2Max: Step Test

Purpose: Estimate the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to determine cardiovascular fitness level.

Equipment: Risers with a platform set up at 16 inches high, metronome, and stopwatch. 

Procedure: The participant will step up and down (right foot up, left foot up, right foot down, left foot down) metronome set at 22 step/minute for women and 24 steps/minute for a duration of 3 minutes. The wizard is used if the practitioner does not have a heart rate monitor. If using a heart rate monitor input final heart rate in beats/minute at the end of 3 minutes.

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