UKK Walking test execution and evaluation

The UKK Walking Test (named after Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, Finnish President 1956-1981) is a rapid walking on level ground over 2 km. Purpose of the UKK walking test The test calculates the performance of the cardiovascular system. The following parameters are included: From these parameters, a so-called walking index (WI) is calculated using a formula. …

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Lactate Step Test: execution, evaluation and training plans

The lactate step test is an endurance performance test. The test person is gradually loaded on a suitable ergometer or treadmill. At the end of each step, a small drop of blood is taken from the finger or earlobe to determine the lactate level. Advantages of the lactate step test No more half-knowledge – get …

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Conconi Test: execution and evaluation

Like many other endurance tests, the Conconi test is reaching its limits. Here only the relationship between performance and heart rate is measured. Lactate values and respiratory gas values are ignored. The results are individual and cannot be generally asserted. The reading of the deflection point is usually very inaccurate. For a thorough performance diagnosis, …

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Spiroergometry Execution and evaluation

A spiroergometry is an endurance performance test, which is preferably performed on an ergometer or treadmill. The test person wears a breathing mask through which his exhaled gases are analyzed.   Application of Spiroergometry in Sports The main areas of application are: Accordingly, this method has a broad field of application, ranging from patients with …

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Lactate level review against rule of thumb. Two case studies.

Almost everyone who does endurance sports has heard of them, the rule of thumb for determining the maximum heart rate (HFmax). The simplest formula is: 220 minus age = HFmax. The following 2 examples show how inaccurate these (and all other) formulas are. Because not only age has an influence on our heart rate zones. ...

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PWC-Test (Physical Working Capacity)

Physical Working Capacity (PWC) refers to the mechanical power of a person at a defined heart rate, expressed in watts. The PWC test is quite suitable for an initial assessment of the endurance capacity of averagely trained people. Especially since the PWC test can also be carried out very easily by laypersons. In addition, a …

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Cooper test – execution and evaluation

The Cooper test shows its strength when it comes to quickly and easily test the performance of large populations. However, it also carries dangers, as inexperienced runners can quickly overdo themselves and damage their health. In addition, the result only shows the current state of performance. conclusions for targeted training cannot be drawn with it. …

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