Astrand Treadmill 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.
How to conduct the test
This test requires the athlete to run as long as possible on a treadmill whose slope increments at timed intervals
I have been unable to locate any normative data for this test.
From the total running time an estimate of the athlete's VO2 max can be calculated as follows:
where "Time" is the recorded test time 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 go to 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) 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.
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. There are published VO2 max tables and the correlation to actual VO2 max is high. For an assessment of your VO2 max check out the VO2 max normative data tables. A study by Noakesa (1990) found a high correlation between the test results and running performance.
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