Testing Protocols

In EN-Track are included:
 
a) Power tests (1 RM) on the EN-Strength, EN-Pulley en EN-Free
b) Conditional tests ((UKK-walking test and Conconitest) on the EN-Mill
c) Conditional tests (VO2-Max, the 3 and 12 minutes test) on the Bike Reha

The Bike Reha offers the possibility to do different tests like the VO2-Max, the 3 and the 12 minutes test. It is possible to gain an insight in the different aspects of the physical condition of the patient and the client in an easy way.

Maximum strength test (1 RM)

In order to compile a trainings program for a candidate, it's important to have a good impression of his or hers strength.
The maximum strength a person can give during a certain exercise is important information for compiling a training program.
Maximum strength is understood to mean the capacity to perform a certain exercise correctly, with maximum weight, for only one more time.
This value is called the 1 Repetition Maximum, short 1 RM.
This maximum strength test has to be performed separately, before every exercise. The maximum strength test means to make a careful estimation of the maximum strength you can perform. Then you can perform a maximum number of repetitions with some lower resistance. However, the fewer repetitions that are performed, the more accurate the estimation of 1 RM will be. Exhaustion will be eliminated as much as possible. After that, with help of the registered number of repetitions, you can, using the Holten diagram, calculate what percentage of the maximum force was used.

Content and background of the 2 km UKK walking condition test:

The 2 km test ‘sporty walking’ has been developed by the Finnish UKK (Urho Kaleva Kekkonen) Institution and has been studied by Raija Laukkanen. In 1993 she obtained her doctorate on this test and she showed that this test is secure, reliable, simply feasible and safe. At this moment the UKK walking-test is used in several European countries in the primary health care and in the industrial health care.
 
The test is also used in Rehabilitation and healthcare centra and as a part of many healthcare promoted programs. In The Netherlands the walking test has been promoted in the campaign ‘The Netherlands in movement’ and is conducted by a UKK-test leader who was specially trained by the Dutch Olympic Committee.
 
The performance of the test will be as follows: after a medical screening by means of a list of questions, the length and weight will be measured. After that the participants have to walk a distance of 2000 m; they have to walk as fast as possible, but the pace has to be constantly. Pace-accelerations can give a disruption of the test-result. After 2 km the walking-time will be noted and the heart-rate will be measured.
 
Through a formula, these variables, together with age, sex, length and weight, give the highest reliability of the maximum oxygen uptake capacity, expresses in a fitness index which is divided in 5 groups:
 
<70 Considerable less than average
70-90 Some less than average
90-110 Average
110-130 Some more than average
>130 Considerable more than average
 
The fitness index can be used as a starting point for ‘Sporty walking’. In the meantime it turned out that this index can easily be raised by sportive walking, which leads to a positive feedback to the participant.
 
Development of the test:
The best indication of the physical condition is the maximum oxygen uptake capacity,or de VO2 max; this is the indicator of a good working heart / lung system, which has to perform optimal during physical effort. To perform the requested effort during the sporty walking, the body is dependent on the transport of oxygen (O2) to the muscles. The condition of heart, lungs, blood vessels and the oxygen uptake capacity determine largely the degree of the requested effort: the oxygen uptake capacity.

In contrast with the above-mentioned tests, which all make an estimation of the VO2-max, the Conconi-test is trying to prescribe the so-called turning-point. Due to acidification, the pace in which the VO2-max will be reached is not sustainable.

Well trained endurance sportsmen are capable of sporting on a high percentage of the VO2-max namely 90-95%. For less trained sportsmen this percentage is lower. Passing this percentage or turning-point the tiredness will pound soon. This is what they call the anaërobe barrier, the acidification point or the turning point. Years ago, the Italian Conconi developed a method in which the load is slowly increased whilst continually monitoring the heart-beat of the testee. Initially, the heartbeat and load will rise steadily, but when reaching the maximum load, the testee can injure,  the heartbeat will level off.
The point of deviation is called the Conconi-point and marks the maximum heart-rate the testee can achieve.

The performance of a test through your trainings-screen only mentiones that the test have been done. The results of it can be found on the tab 'intake test-results screen'.

When you start performing a training, the trainings-date will normally be generated.

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