Queen's College Step Test
Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made. In the analysis, we need to consider the factors influencing the results.
To conduct this test, you will require:
How to conduct the test
This requires the athlete to step up and down on the step for 3 minutes at the following rate: male 24 steps/minute and female 22 steps/minute
To analysis your VO2 max score, visit the VO2 max page.
The test result is analysed by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's VO2 max with appropriate training between each test.
This test is suitable for active and sedentary athletes 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 influencing the results and test reliability.
This test provides a means to monitor the effect of training on the athlete's physical development. Test validity refers to the degree to which the test measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions based on test scores are appropriate and meaningful. For an assessment of your VO2 max, see the VO2 max normative data tables.
Queens College Step Test Calculator - a free Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that you can download and use on your computer.
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