10 min Aerobic Capacity Test – 10 min climb as fast as you can without stopping
Goal: Most are familiar with VO2max, a measurement of endurance capacity during prolonged exercise. While testing VO2max involves specialized equipment, a standardized aerobic capacity test is a simple way to evaluate your aerobic training progress. Simply climb as high as you can within the 10-minute period for a baseline measurement prior to beginning your training program. Perform a periodic retest to evaluate your progress. Climbing higher on your subsequent tests indicates an improvement in your aerobic capacity, which translates to an improved VO2max.