Chester Step Test Software Cloud Version.
If you are looking to test many people, then this new cloud-based software is ideal. The calculator takes heart rate data at set intervals. Once the software collects data provides an immediate Vo2 result. The Chester Step Test Protocol provides a reliable assessment of aerobic capacity.
Developed by Professor Kevin Sykes in 1998. The Chester Step Test protocol is a sub-maximal, multistage, aerobic capacity test. The test requires a step, heart rate watch and a test calculator.
This makes the test suitable for assessments where space and time may be tight. The test is also ideal for all ages and all levels of fitness.
The benefit of the Chester Step Test software is that it makes getting results from the test quick and easy.
Used by the Fire & Rescue service and Police Forces worldwide. The test is also used by the fitness industry, occupational health and education.
The Chester Step Test uses a variety of step heights which include: 15cm 20cm 25cm 30cm.
This accommodates a broad range of ages and abilities and shows no gender-bias.
It is the most portable aerobic step test and only requires:
- A step (of relevant height, learn more about selecting the correct step here)
- Heart rate watch
- Software or a data sheet pad