Balke Treadmill Test

The Balke Treadmill Test was developed as a clinical test to determine peak VO2 in cardiac patients, though it can also be used to estimate cardiovascular fitness in athletes. Note that there is also the field test also developed by Balke: 15 minute run test, and the Balke Step Test.

for men: VO2max = 1.444 (T) + 14.99 [Pollock et al., 1976)
for women: VO2max = 1.38 (T) + 5.22 [Pollock et al., 1982)

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