Chester Step Test

January 19, 2023

The Chester step test is a simple yet effective tool for the prediction of aerobic capacity and the evaluationan individual’s fitness level.

It requires the individual to step onto and off a 30 cm step at a rate set by a metronome disc, enough to get a heart rate of around 80% of the maximum heart rate and then it is recorded how quick the individual recovers after this standardized exertion.

In order to attend the Chester Step Test someone must wear casual or exercise clothing and trainers/sneakers and have not smoked or eaten for a few hours before the test.

The results are given after the completion of the procedure.

When the Chester Step Test is performed as perquisite for a medical certificate (Certificate of fitness, RUK medical, Wind Turbine medicaletc), if the other requirements are met, the certificate is issued upon completion of the test.

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