New Chester Step Test Seminar

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The Chester Step Test Online Seminar by Professor Sykes. There are nine videos module that covers all you need to know to deliver the Chester Step Test. The Chester step online training is the same syllabus as an onsite day with Professor Sykes.

The full course is one hour long with access to the training material and updates forever.

The Chester Step Test Seminar by Professor Sykes. There are nine videos module that covers all you need to know to deliver the Chester Step Test. The Chester step online training is the same syllabus as an onsite day with Professor Sykes.

The full course Chester Step test Seminar is one hour long with access to the training material and updates forever.

Chester Step Test Seminar Modules Include

Module 1: Introduction to the Chester Step Test

– What is the Chester step test?
– What is a submaximal test and why do we do it?
– Why multiple step heights are used in the test
– The reason rating of perceived exertion was added to the test
– Who Chester step test may not be suitable for

Module 2: Aerobic Capacity Vo2 Max

– Why test fitness?
– What is aerobic capacity & fitness?
– The reason it’s important not to have a low level of aerobic fitness
– What is Vo2 max and what does it mean?
– What are the main ways to test Vo2 max?

Module 3: Physiological Rationale

– How does the Chester step test calculate Vo2 and fitness levels
– Why you only need to go up to 80% of your max to get accurate results
– Why multi-stage tests like Chester step are better than single-stage tests
– Discover the 6 main sources of error when performing a test

Module 4: Why Stepping? Which Step Height?

– The 6 reasons why stepping is great for fitness testing
– How to select the correct step height every time
– The 5 reasons to consider step height correctly

Module 5: Pre Test Conditions

– What is the PAR-Q and why does it matter?
– What are the pre-test health considerations?
– What are the 6 pre-test conditions you should meet before a test takes place?

Module 6: Chester Step Test 2 Description

– How CST2 can give you more reliable test results
– Why we made CST2 and the problems with the original version
– Why our computer-generated line of best fit gives better results
– How to get immediate access to the new Chester step test (CST2) web app

Module 7: Test Administration

– What 4 things you need to do before a test
– The number 1 mistake most practitioners make
– What you should be doing before and after each test

Module 8: Chester Step Test 2 Demonstration

– What former Fitness Advisor for Lancs Fire Service has learned that you may be doing wrong.
– How you should conduct the test for the most reliable results

Module 9: Health & Safety

– What are the potential complications with fitness testing?
– How to maintain safety and now when NOT to do a test
– Why we stop the test at 80% maximum heart rate

Chester Step Test Training Course Details

The Chester Aerobic Fitness Tests are submaximal tests designed for the estimation of aerobic capacity (or VO2Max). Professor Kevin Sykes developed the Chester tests, which include the Chester Step Test, Chester Treadmill Test and Chester Cycle Test.

Perhaps you already use the Chester Step or Treadmill Test and are delivering these in your workplace but would like more background knowledge and information?

Or maybe you are looking to introduce Chester tests to your workplace as a quick, accurate and useful way to collect health and fitness data in a cost efficient and productive manner?

Either way, these one-day training seminars by Professor Kevin Sykes have been developed to ensure you are performing the test correctly while gaining a better understanding of the background of workplace fitness, general health and how the Chester aerobic tests and sub-maximal aerobic capacity testing can be used effectively in your place of work.

Training Overview

Professor Kevin SykesProfessor Sykes now provides two separate one-day training seminars at your training location for maximum convenience and training effectiveness.

These comprehensive tests for aerobic capacity assessment have been adopted worldwide for performing annual fitness tests and are used in Firefighter and Police recruitment.

Objectives of the Treadmill Test Training

Before the training day, your specific requirements would be determined by Professor Kevin Sykes to establish the best training for your industry sector.

During this one-day workshop, you will be discussing the following topics in detail.

  • Explore the links between health, physical activity & fitness – with particular reference to occupational groups (e.g. fire, police) this would be specific to your industry.
  • Understand the concept of aerobic capacity and VO2Max and why this is of particular importance in the workplace environment.
  • Understand the physiological basis for recommended standards of various occupational groups. For example, why is firefighter aerobic capacity standard 42mls/kg? Again this would be tailored to your requirements.
  • Look at the different methods for aerobic capacity assessment available and the benefits and limitations of these methods.
  • To take a look at the Chester Treadmill Test Performance and Chester Treadmill Test Prediction protocols, why you would consider each and how to administer these appropriately.
  • How to conduct a practical experience of both tests in a safe and efficient manner, this is a live test and will require someone to go through the complete assessment with Professor Sykes. This walk through of the assessment offers a unique insight into how to provide this service in the most accurate way.
  • Once a test is completed, how to collect accurate results then interpret and evaluate these outcomes using a collection data pad and the use of the Chester aerobic test prediction software

By the end you will be able to:

  • Provide insight to the links between health, physical activity and fitness and the particular the importance of this to different workplaces.
  • Explain the concept of aerobic capacity and the recommended¬†standards of the various occupational groups (e.g. fire, police) tailored to your specific workplace sector and requirements.
  • A look into and description of some of the different methods for assessment of aerobic capacity and the benefits and limitations of some of these methods including direct and indirect assessment.
  • Conduct a safe Chester Treadmill Test Performance evaluation and Chester Treadmill Test Prediction assessment then interpret these results accurately and meaningfully.
  • At the end of the one-day seminar, the successful candidate will be awarded a Certificate of Competency valid for two years.
  • As previously mentioned the one-day seminars focus on either Chester treadmill walk test or Chester step test.

If you concentrated on the Chester Step test one-day training workshop, the topics for discussion would be as follows.

Objectives of the Chester Step Test Seminar

Chester Step Test

  • To explore the links between health, physical activity & fitness – with particular reference to occupational groups (e.g. fire, police)
  • To understand the concept of aerobic capacity and VO2Max
  • To understand the physiological basis for recommended standards for various occupational groups, how this is achieved and why this is important.
  • To overview different methods for aerobic capacity assessment available including direct and indirect evaluation and how these relate to accuracy.
  • To detail the Chester Step Test protocol including choosing step test height’s and how to administer the test in a safe and controlled environment.
  • To give practical experience of conducting and undertaking Chester step test
  • To ensure accurate evaluation of results using graph paper and aerobic capacity prediction software.

By the end of the training seminar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the links between health, physical activity and fitness and the importance of this in your industry.
  • Explain the concept of aerobic capacity and the recommended standard/s for professional groups such as why 42mls/kg is determined as the norm for firefighter fitness. This will be specific to your industry sector.
  • A look at the different methods for assessment of aerobic capacity assessment and why the Chester step test is an effective method of submaximal aerobic assessment.
  • How to conduct a reliable Chester step test and to be able to interpret the results accurately and meaningfully with the use of graph paper and with the Chester aerobic prediction software.
  • At the end of the one-day seminar, the successful candidate will be awarded a Certificate of Competency valid for two years.

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