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Submaximal cycle ergometer fitness testing is increasingly popular in health/fitness facilities due to its ease of use and the modest investment in the equipment needed for conducting this test. There are numerous factors that have the potential to reduce the quality of information obtained in the most popular forms of the test.
How to Get Quality Results With Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Fitness Tests assumes a basic familiarity with the YMCA and Astrand-Rhyming cycle ergometer protocols, which are based on steady-state, heart-rate responses. In-depth information is presented on ways that the health/fitness professional can perform the test to emphasize maximal useful information, technical precision, and the elimination of error factors.
Among the topics covered:
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
William G. Herbert, Ph.D., FACSM, is Professor and Director for the Health & Exercise Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. He has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing community-based cardiac rehabilitation and health-fitness programs. He has taught and supervised graduate students, conducted research, and published on topics related to clinical aspects of exercise science and legal issues related to adult exercise programs. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and an ACSM-certified Director of Preventive and Rehabilitative Exercise Programs. He has been a contributor to recent editions of the ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and the ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. He has served as Chair of the ACSM Committee for Certification and Education (1987-1990) and currently is Chair of the ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice Board.