Treadmill VO2 max Test
Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made but in the analysis we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results.
To monitor the development of the athlete's general endurance (VO2 max).
How to conduct the test
Converting from Percent Grade to Degrees
From the total running time, an estimate of the athlete's VO2 max can be calculated as follows:
"Time" is the total time of the test expressed in minutes and fractions of a minute.
The athlete stopped the test after 13 minutes 15 seconds of running (13.25 minutes).
For an analysis of your VO2 max score see the VO2 max page.
Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's VO2 max.
This test is suitable for endurance athletes and players of endurance sports (e.g. football, rugby) who are capable of running at a steady pace of 7 miles per hour (11 km/hour) or faster but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.
Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.
Test validity refers to the degree to which the test actually measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions made on the basis of test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor the effect of training on the athlete's physical development. For an assessment of your VO2 max see the VO2 max normative data tables.
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