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
When, Where, and How
It’s best to perform fitness testing under the
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