YMCA Cycle Test

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Sex

Age

Weight

 Work Unit Stage A Stage B
Heart Rate

METs

VO2 Max

Population Average

Score

Rating

Instructions

Enter information in left column including table; select appropriate menus. Click "Calculate". Evaluates cardiovascular fitness for adults.

    • Stage A is second to last stage.
    • Stage B is last stage completed

The Kilopond (kp) selection is only applicable on a Monark cycle ergometer (6 m/rev) at 50 rpm. Tunturi cycle ergometers provide 3 m/rev.

    • Females r=0.90
    • Males r= 0.63

Beekley MD, et. al. (2004). Cross-validation of the YMCA submaximal cycle ergometer test to predict VO2max. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, AAHPERD; 75 (3), 337-342


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