Two key measurements of the assessment are heart rate and lung volume. The heart rate is recorded throughout the assessment via your heart rate monitor while the lung volume is recorded in one of two ways. It is recorded pre and post strength 1, cardio and strength 2 for the manual spirometer or throughout the assessment for the digital spirometer. Small advice the manual version is sufficient, so we recommend this version to start. In using the spirometer, we are looking for the average of ten breaths.
The other key attributes are recording the load and reps for each strength exercise and the location or device used for cardio along with the average speed and average incline. It is recommended to maintain the highest possible treadmill incline while possibly increasing the speed to match.
In performing the strength exercises, we are looking for a load matching a repetition number in the high teens to low twenties. Also, there is no rest between side excluding the spirometer measurement. For the cardio round, the goal is to find a speed matching the nasal breathing throughout the cardio portion. Again there is not rest following except for the lung volume measurement.
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