Want to know your current fitness level without breaking a sweat? A Fitness Test is a simple 5 minute fitness level assessment, performed at rest, that gives you an estimate of your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max).
The Fitness Test aims to motivate you to start, maintain and increase the level of physical exercise you are doing.
The main benefits of doing the Fitness test are:
Understanding your aerobic fitness level (VO2max) is the cornerstone of efficient training.
Aerobic fitness relates to how well your cardiovascular system works to transport oxygen to your body. The better your aerobic fitness, the stronger and more efficient your heart is.
Aerobic fitness is best improved by training types that use large muscle groups e.g. running, cycling and swimming.
Fitness Test has been developed to measure aerobic (cardiovascular) fitness. It predicts the maximal oxygen uptake value also known as VO2max. VO2max indicates how many millilitres of oxygen your body can transport and use per each kilogram of your body weight, in one minute.
It is commonly thought that VO2max is an excellent indicator of cardio respiratory fitness and a good predictor of performance capability within sports requiring aerobic capacity. Furthermore, Fitness Test has been validated in several studies.
The Fitness Test calculation is based on your resting heart rate, heart rate variability and your personal information e.g. gender, age, height, weight and self-assessment of your physical activity level called the training background.
The fitness test is fully automatic and can be performed at rest in less than five minutes. No other equipment, such as treadmill, is required It is an easy, safe and quick way to estimate your VO2max.
The Polar Fitness Test is a fitness test you can do without breaking a sweat. Learn all about the test that gives you a number that correlates to your VO2max, which is considered the golden standard of aerobic fitness measurement.
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