Estimate VO2Max: Walk Test

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

Equipment: Standard track or treadmill and a stopwatch. 

Procedure: Begin with a moderate warm up. Start stopwatch at the beginning of the walk; stop the stopwatch at the end of one mile. This test is appropriate for those who cannot run due to various conditions. The participant should walk the full mile without jogging (no flight phase), keeping their exercise heart rate high. Record heart rate 10 seconds after finishing mile.

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