PWC170 & PWC75%Tests

PWC stands for physical work capacity. There are two similar tests. PWC-170 estimates the working capacity at a heart rate of 170 beats per minute, while PWC-75% estimates the working capacity at 75% of maximum heart rate. The procedures are very similar for the two tests, below is described the method for the PWC170. For the PWC75% the heart rates aim for each stage may be different.

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