This Test is an effective way to assess your fitness levels by determining the rate of recovery following intense exercise.
The test itself is called a sub-maximal test which requires one to step up onto a step. Once on the step with both feet, you will then step back off the step before repeating the movements in time with a metronome. The test is multi-staged which means that, with each level of increase, the speed at which you step up and off the step increases.
The test that asks you to exert yourself so that your heart rate reaches 80% of your calculated maximum. You will do this wearing a heart monitor and will be asked to stop if you are exceeding that heart rate or showing signs of distress.
By doing this, we can calculate your VO2 Max. VO2 max, or maximal oxygen consumption, refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can use during intense exercise. This measurement is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. This is because the greater the oxygen you can use during exercise, the greater the energy produced.