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1Assess Cardiorespiratory/Aerobic FitnessOUTLINE• Purpose of aerobic exercise tests• Types of aerobic exercise tests (Field, Lab)• Measurements• Test termination criteria• Specific example protocolsProvide a basis for exercise pScreen for coronary heart disease.Why TestAerobic/CV Fitness?Determine ability to perform a specific work task/job.How risky is exercise testing?Risk of death during or immediately after an exercise test is %Risk of complication requiring hospitalization is <0.2%So, is possible but very rareAppropriate and supervision as appropriate is important to reduce problemstests less risky than maximalTerms- graded exercise testRPE- rate of perceived exertionVO2- oxygen consumption (usual units is ml/kg/min)Highest amount of oxygen you consume depends a great deal on fitness of Also lung and muscle fitness Rate of perceived exertionor scaleVerbal descriptors beside numbersIndividual points to or says number that corresponds to their current effortProvides idea of when they are close to the testBorg RPE scale67very, very light89very light1011fairly light1213somewhat hard1415hard1617very hard1819very, very hard20
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