Submaximal Aerobic Fitness Test – Termination & Recovery Criteria

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Submaximal aerobic fitness tests are meant to be as minimally stressful as possible, while still providing accurate estimates of the client’s VO2max.
This video describes the criteria which should result in prompt termination of any aerobic fitness test.
This video also teaches you how to carry out appropriate active and passive recovery protocols after test termination has occurred.

These CSEP guidelines are under constant revision – If you notice any mistakes or out-of-date information, please let me know in the comments so I can update the video accordingly.

Radoslaw Wiechecki – UVic – 4th year Kinesiology; CPT
Connor McManaman


Weller et al. Prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from a modified Canadian aerobic fitness test. Can. J. Appl. Physiol. 18(2) 175-188, 1993

Weller et al. A study to validate the Canadian aerobic fitness test. Can. J. Appl. Physiol. 20(2) 211-221, 1995


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