Cycle Ergometer Metabolic Calculator

Mechanical Ergometers

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Ergometer

Resistance (kg or kp)

Revolutions / min (rpm)

Energy

Body Weight

Duration

Watts

Kgm/min


METs

VO2 (ml/kg/min)

Calories

Instructions

Enter information in left column; select appropriate menus. Click "Calculate".

This calculator can be used with ergometers with mechanical resistance settings, or ergometers that do not electronically alter resistance to compensate for cycling speed. Also see Electronic Cycle Ergometer Calculator.

Accurate requirements:

    • steady state submaximal aerobic exercise
    • cycle ergometer must be properly calibrated
    • leg cycling between 50 and 200 watts (300 and 1200 kgm/min)
    • arm cycling between 25 and 125 watts (150 to 750 kgm/min)

Please note the output of this calculator may be slightly different than the examples in textbooks since this calculator does not round digits until the final values are computed.

American College of Sports Medicine, (2000) ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 6.


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