Appendix A

ASSESSING CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS FROM THE GERKIN MAXIMAL TREADMILL TEST

STAGE TOTAL
TIME
SPEED
(mph)
Grade %
PREDICTED Max VO2 ml/kg/min PREDICTED Max VO2 METS
(warm-up) 1:00
2:00
3:00
3.0
3.0
3.0
0
0
0
13.3
13.3
13.3
3.3
3.3
3.3
1 3:30
4:00
4.5
4.5
0
0
15.3
17.4
4.4
5.0
2 4:30
5:00
4.5
4.5
2
2
19.4
21.5
5.5
6.1
3 5:30
6:00
5.0
5.0
2
2
23.6
27.6
6.7
7.9
4 6:30
7:00
5.0
5.0
4
4
28.7
29.8
8.2
8.5
5 7:30
8:00
5.5
5.5
4
4
31.2
32.7
8.9
9.3
6 8:30
9:00
5.5
5.5
6
6
33.9
35.1
9.7
10.0
7 9:30
10:00
6.0
6.0
6
6
36.6
38.2
10.5
10.9
8 10:30
11:00
6.0
6.0
8
8
36.6
38.2
11.3
11.6
9 11:30
12:00
6.5
6.5
8
8
42.6
44.3
12.2
12.7
10 12:30
13:00
6.5
6.5
10
10
45.7
47.2
13.1
13.5
11 13:30
14:00
7.0
7.0
10
10
49.0
50.8
14.0
14.5
12 14:30
15:00
7.0
7.0
12
12
52.3
53.9
14.9
15.4
13 15:30
16:00
7.5
7.5
12
12
55.8
57.8
15.9
16.5
14 16:30
17:00
7.5
7.5
14
14
59.5
61.2
17.0
17.5
15 17:30
18:00
8.0
8.0
14
14
63.2
65.3
18.1
18.7
16 18:30
19:00
8.0
8.0
16
16
67.1
68.9
19.2
19.7
17 19:30
20:00
8.5
8.5
16
16
71.1
73.3
20.3
20.9

Use the workload achieved during the last complete 30 second segment to predict Max VO2. DO NOT ALLOW HANDRAIL SUPPORT. If handrail support or assistance is needed, then revert back to the last unsupported workload to predict Max VO2.

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Fitness Manual Table of Contents
  • Stretching & Flexibility Chapter
  • Strength Training Chapter
  • Stretch Examples Chapter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendices