CHESTER STEP TEST MEDICAL

VENUE PRICE
COURSE DETAILS GLACIER BUILDINGS | BRUNSWICK | LIVERPOOL £30+VAT
Who is the course suitable for?
The Chester Step Test is designed to test the general fitness of a delegate and is often a pre-requisite for working in roles reuireing a basic level of physical fitness.

What is covered in the medical?

The medical consists of:
Your maximum heart rate will be calculated (220 – Age) and then 80% of your maximum heart rate. These values will be entered in the appropriate box on the Chester Step Test Record sheet and two horizontal lines will be drawn on the graph to represent these values. A heart rate monitor will be attached to you, and you will be told what will be required of you during the test, followed by a brief demonstration of the initial stepping rate (15 steps /min). When the CD is turned on your will be encouraged to commence stepping at the appropriate stepping rate, and will continue to step for the next 2 minutes. After the first 2 minutes of stepping (stage 1) your heart rate will be recorded during the last few seconds of stepping. (You may also be asked to indicate your rating of perceived exertion (RPE) from a chart numbered 6 to 20, low scores being very, very light exertion and high scores being very, very hard exertion). Providing your heart rate is below 80% of your maximum heart rate and the RPE is below 14, you’ll be asked to continue stepping at the slightly faster rate in stage 2 (20 steps/min). After another 2 minutes of stepping your heart rate will be recorded during the last few seconds of stage 2, and again you may be asked to indicate your RPE from the chart provided. Providing your heart rate is below 80% of your maximum heart rate and the RPE is below 14, you’ll be asked to continue stepping at the slightly faster rate is stage 3 (25 steps/min). The test will continue until either you report an RPE greater than 14 and/or an exercise heart rate greater than 80% of your maximum heart rate (stage 4 = 30 steps/min, stage 5 = 35 steps/min). Your results will then be plotted and a decision will be made by the Occupational D.