Definitely agree with these sentiments! I have grown really fond of the 12 minute walk/run test for assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness, the ease in calculating out METs to give a solid meaningful number for clients to sink their teeth into and set goals off of has been great. Walking & running are both fundamental human movements and we can gain a great deal of insight from watching them in the process. I also really like monitoring HR during and CRF test and correlating that to the person’s RPE to get a gauge of how finely tuned their self-assessment system is in monitoring their intensity. This lets me whether they will be able to self monitor their own exertion level during exercise or if using an external device to “retrain” the system would be of benefit. I think the 6 minute walk test is a great scaling option for those who can’t tolerate the 12 minute test. Great thoughts and look forward to continued discussion, thanks fellow APHPT’er Perry for inviting me in to the conversation!
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RE: The Six Minute Walk Test - A Measurable, Simple Assessment of Health?