1) Introduction: Provide 2-3 sentences summarizing, the purpose, significance, and/or physiologic rationale


Introduction: Provide 2-3 sentences summarizing,

the purpose, significance, and/or physiologic rationale for the lab, and

the expected findings based on other sources including lecture material. 


Methods: In paragraph form, describe the

characteristics of the subject(s),

environmental conditions,

instrumentation, and

data collection procedures


Results: Provide 2-3 sentences briefly summarizing the

major findings of the lab, and

provide the initialed raw lab data work sheet, including any calculations, unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Wolf. These sheets must be both legible and correct in order to obtain credit.  You may take a picture of your data sheets to upload them, or you may scan them.


You can make tables, graphs, etc if this helps explain data 


Discussion:  Answer each question in complete sentences. 

1. Classify the client’s estimated VO2max from both tests.

2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of predicting VO2max with the tests used.

3. How accurate do you think these tests were? List some of the potential sources of error

for each test.

4. Which test was most accurate? Why?

5. Explain what effect pedaling too slow (30 rpm instead of 50rpm) on the bike would be

have on your results. Why?

6. What are three different factors that can affect one’s maximum oxygen consumption?

7. What is the difference between an absolute and relative measure of oxygen consumption?

8.  In all submaximal protocols for predicting VO2max, it was emphasized that heart rate

should be kept in a range between 110 and 150 bpm. Why is this important?


Conclusions: Provide a 1-2 sentence summary of what was accomplished in the lab exercise and any thoughts you might have about the lab (i.e. what did you learn, what would you do different if you had to repeat the lab).