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Max Aerobic Power Testing

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Max Aerobic Power Testing (Introduction)


Maximum aerobic power is tested by a progressive, incremental increase in workload—a ramped protocols.


For an overview article on cycling fitness tests, see Fitness Testing, available through http://arniebakercycling.com.


When, Where, and How

It’s best to perform fitness testing under the following conditions:

●   Healthy: Injury- and illness-free

●   Rested: Generally 48 hours since last hard or long workout; hydrated, glycogen repleted

●   Warmed-up: Generally at least 15 minutes, sometimes as much as 90 minutes

●   Motivated: Eager for a performance test, relatively low level of outside stressors

●   Controlled conditions:


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