# Andersen Test

The Andersen test is a simple aerobic fitness test. The test takes 10 minutes and is best for people who can walk or run.

• purpose: this test measures aerobic fitness
• equipment required: stopwatch, tape measure. You also need a helper to count and record the result.
• procedure: The aim of this test is to cover the greatest distance in 10 minutes. Measure up a track of 20 meters length. The test involves running or walking back and forth along the track as fast as you can. You must touch the ground with his hand at each end of the pitch. You must alternately walk or run for 15 seconds and pause for 15 seconds - a total of 20 intervals (an interval consists of 15 second walk / run + 15-second pause). The helper calls out each 15 second period to indicate when to start and stop running.
At the end of 10 minutes, measure how the distance covered.
• scoring: When the test is finished, you can calculate your fitness using this equation (where Male = 0 Female = 1), then check your fitness in the table below, using ratings for men and women.

Rating = 18.38 + (0.03301 x running distance in meters) minus (5.92 x gender).

Men 20-29 years 30-39 years 40-49 50-65 years
Poor < 39 < 35 < 31 < 26
Below Average 39-43 35-39 31-35 26-31
Average 44-51 40-47 36-43 32-39
Good 52-56 48-51 44-47 40-43
Very good > 57 > 52 > 48 > 44
Women 20-29 years 30-39 years 40-49 50-65 years
Poor < 29 < 28 < 26 < 22
Below Average 29-34 28-33 26-31 22-28
Average 35-43 34-41 32-40 29-36
Good 44-48 42-47 41-45 37-41
Very good > 49 > 48 > 46 > 42