Bruce treadmill test Health Calculator

The Bruce treadmill test Health Calculator is a maximal running test performed on a Bruce treadmill test Health Calculatortreadmill. It is one of the most commonly used tests in USA.

 

Bruce treadmill test Health Calculator Instructions:
1. You need a treadmill that has reliable incline and speed possibilities.
2. Follow the protocol described below. (printer friendly pdf-sheet click here)
3. Note the time at the point of exhaustion.

Every three minutes speed and grade is changed as follows:

 Time (min)  3  6  9  12  15  18  21
 Speed (mph)  1.7  2.5  3.4  4.2  5.0  5.5  6.0
 Grade (%)  10  12 14   16  18  20  22

Should be read like this: the test begins with speed 1.7 mph and incline at 10%. After 3 minutes speed is increased to 2.5 mph and incline to 12%.

 

 


Reference:
ACSM’s Guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. Seventh edition. pp 99-100. Bruce treadmill test Health Calculator.