Åstrand Treadmill Test

You can use the Astrand Treadmill Test to get a quick and accurate measurement of VO2max. The Astrand protocol maintains a constant running speed with a 2.5% increase in gradient every two minutes, until exhaustion. This test protocol was first described by Per-Olof Astrand (1952).

Astrand Treadmill Test Stages

Stage Treadmill Speed Stage Time (min) Elevation (%)
1 5 mph / 8 kph 3 0
2 5 mph / 8 kph 2 2.5
3 5 mph / 8 kph 2 5.0
4 5 mph / 8 kph 2 7.5
5 5 mph / 8 kph 2 10.0
6 5 mph / 8 kph 2 12.5
7 5 mph / 8 kph 2 15.0
8 5 mph / 8 kph 2 17.5

VO2max = (time x 1.444) + 14.99

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