Assess.Fitness.091007 - Why Test Aerobic/CV Fitness Assess...

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1 Assess Cardiorespiratory/ Aerobic Fitness OUTLINE • Purpose of aerobic exercise tests • Types of aerobic exercise tests (Field, Lab) • Measurements • Test termination criteria • Specific example protocols Provide a basis for exercise p Screen for coronary heart disease. Why Test Aerobic/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 rare Appropriate and supervision as appropriate is important to reduce problems tests less risky than maximal Terms - graded exercise test RPE- rate of perceived exertion V O2 - 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 exertion or scale Verbal descriptors beside numbers Individual points to or says number that corresponds to their current effort Provides idea of when they are close to the test Borg RPE scale 6 7 very, very light 8 9 very light 10 11 fairly light 12 13 somewhat hard 14 15 hard 16 17 very hard 18 19 very, very hard 20
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