Estimate VO2Max: Bruce Treadmill Test

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

Equipment: Treadmill

Procedure: Bruce test is considered a maximal exercise test where the athlete or client runs to complete fatigue as the treadmill speed and incline are increased every three minutes. Record total running time.  

Testing Stages:

  • Stage 1 = 1.7 mph at 10% Grade
  • Stage 2 = 2.5 mph at 12% Grade
  • Stage 3 = 3.4 mph at 14% Grade
  • Stage 4 = 4.2 mph at 16% Grade
  • Stage 5 = 5.0 mph at 18% Grade
  • Stage 6 = 5.5 mph at 20% Grade
  • Stage 7 = 6.0 mph at 22% Grade
  • Stage 8 = 6.5 mph at 24% Grade
  • Stage 9 = 7.0 mph at 26% Grade
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