Fitness Testing using Cycling

There is a range of fitness tests using cycling as the primary exercise mode. Such tests are not just for fitness testing cycling athletes. The cycle ergometer or bicycle is a non-weight bearing mode of exercise that is suitable for many fitness tests and athletes. Here is a list of both maximal and submaximal aerobic tests using cycling exercise mode, as well as leg strength and power tests.

Aerobic Cycling Tests

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Anaerobic Cycling Tests


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