Astrand-Rhyming Cycle Ergometer Test

The Astrand Test is a submaximal cycle ergometer aerobic fitness test. There are many other cycling tests and aerobic fitness tests.

females: VO2max = (0.00193 x workload + 0.326) / (0.769 x HRss - 56.1) x 100
males: VO2max = (0.00212 x workload + 0.299) / (0.769 x HRss - 48.5) x 100


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