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.