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VO2max testing for exercise professionals using fit.test. You are an exercise professional, but do you have mastery over aerobic fitness testing and programming for your clients? If not or you are not sure, then fit.test (https://myfittest.com.au/) will provide you with some simple, powerful and easy to use tools to empower you to provide a premium service in aerobic fitness. ...

This video is for new and prospective subscribers. It is a walk through all of the main features of fit.test by the founder, Steve Selig, PhD. Steve offers ongoing and personalised support for all of his subscribers for the whole of their subscriptions, not just when they first sign up. ...

There are literally hundreds of aerobic fitness tests available. I had the same problem and decided to develop fit.test for my own practice that solved alot of problems. fit.test uses a SINGLE GENERIC APPROACH that builds in all of the following benefits: test protocols that are INDIVIDUALISED, SAFE, RELIABLE, COMFORTABLE, EASY TO USE, EASY TO REPORT, SIMPLE EQUIPMENT. ...

fit.test provides a better method than the Bruce protocol for VO2max testing on a treadmill. fit.test will empower you as an exercise professional to provide a premium service for your clients in aerobic fitness testing (VO2max) on a treadmill. Hi, I'm Steve Selig, PhD, the founder of fit test for exercise professionals, and in this post I'm going to show you how to use fit test to conduct better treadmill tests to estimate VO2max for your clients, and then to compare it to other methods. A big difference is that fit.test empowers you to individualise your tests. Why wouldn't you want to do that! ...

Olivia, we're going to do a personalized exercise test on a treadmill; we're not using look up tables or published protocols. This is a test designed specifically for you, so we're going to start at a level you can start easily. Now we're going to start at a level equivalent to very, very light exercise intensity and each minute we're going to increase the intensity a little and see how you go. We will finish the test when you reach fatigue or earlier if you want to stop. fit.test works very well for either maximal or submaximal levels of exertion....

John, we're going to do a personalized exercise test on a treadmill using a walking uphill test. This is a test designed specifically for you, so we're going to start at a level you can start easily. Now we're going to start at a level equivalent to very, very light exercise intensity and each minute we're going to increase the intensity a little and see how you go. We will end the test when you reach fatigue or want to stop. ...

Aerobic fitness (VO2max) is more than about fitness: it is about health too. VO2max is the maximum amount of oxygen that your body can use per minute and is the main measure of aerobic fitness. VO2max is also a very important measure of health, especially cardiorespiratory health or the health of your heart and lungs. VO2max is a bit like a chain: it is only as strong as the weakest link. To have a high VO2max, all five links in the chain need to be working well. You only need one bad link in the chain for VO2max to fall. This is why VO2max is such a strong indicator of overall health, especially for the heart and lungs. ...

fit.test provides exercise professionals with a powerful tool to track changes in VO2max over time. The data is reliable, valid and individualised and provides easy to use and interpret reports. ...

This post is for ALL exercise professionals who conduct preparticipation screening before they program a new client for an exercise program. Why is it important to pre-screen? Well, there's a very small increase in risk of sudden cardiac death during exercise compared to rest. But fit people are at lower risk of dying early or being chronically ill compared to unfit people. The very small increased risk of sudden death during exercise is outweighed by the reduced risk for the “rest of the day”, and this is sometimes known as the exercise paradox. It is important to know if people are likely to be at increased risk during exercise, and this is the basis of preparticipation screening and is the topic of this post. ...

Many exercise professionals prefer STEP tests to assess aerobic fitness (VO2max) for their clients. There are many published test protocols, with the best known tests being the Queens College Step Test, the Harvard Step Test and the YMCA 3 Minute Step Test. There are major problems with all of these tests and fit.test solves ALL of these problems. ...