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Chester Step Test Practitioner Training Course

sct-ctt-training-.jpgThe Chester Aerobic Fitness Tests are submaximal tests designed for the estimation of aerobic capacity (or VO2Max). Professor Kevin Sykes developed the Chester tests, which include the Chester Step Test, Chester Treadmill Test and Chester Cycle Test.

Perhaps you already use the Chester Step or Treadmill Test and are delivering these in your workplace but would like more background knowledge and information?

Or maybe you are looking to introduce Chester tests to your workplace as a quick, accurate and useful way to collect health and fitness data in a cost efficient and productive manner?

Either way, these one-day training seminars by Professor Kevin Sykes have been developed to ensure you are performing the test correctly while gaining a better understanding of the background of workplace fitness, general health and how the Chester aerobic tests and sub-maximal aerobic capacity testing can be used effectively in your place of work.

Training Overview

Professor Kevin SykesProfessor Sykes now provides two separate one-day training seminars at your training location for maximum convenience and training effectiveness.

Each training day is unique and focuses on either the  Chester Step Test or Chester Treadmill Walk Test in detail.

These comprehensive tests for aerobic capacity assessment have been adopted worldwide for performing annual fitness tests and are used in Firefighter and Police recruitment.

Objectives of the Treadmill Test Training

Before the training day, your specific requirements would be determined by Professor Kevin Sykes to establish the best training for your industry sector.

During this one-day workshop, you will be discussing the following topics in detail.

  • Explore the links between health, physical activity & fitness – with particular reference to occupational groups (e.g. fire, police) this would be specific to your industry.
  • Understand the concept of aerobic capacity and VO2Max and why this is of particular importance in the workplace environment.
  • Understand the physiological basis for recommended standards of various occupational groups. For example, why is firefighter aerobic capacity standard 42mls/kg? Again this would be tailored to your requirements.
  • Look at the different methods for aerobic capacity assessment available and the benefits and limitations of these methods.
  • To take a look at the Chester Treadmill Test Performance and Chester Treadmill Test Prediction protocols, why you would consider each and how to administer these appropriately.
  • How to conduct a practical experience of both tests in a safe and efficient manner, this is a live test and will require someone to go through the complete assessment with Professor Sykes. This walk through of the assessment offers a unique insight into how to provide this service in the most accurate way.
  • Once a test is completed, how to collect accurate results then interpret and evaluate these outcomes using a collection data pad and the use of the Chester aerobic test prediction software

By the end you will be able to:

  • Provide insight to the links between health, physical activity and fitness and the particular the importance of this to different workplaces.
  • Explain the concept of aerobic capacity and the recommended standards of the various occupational groups (e.g. fire, police) tailored to your specific workplace sector and requirements.
  • A look into and description of some of the different methods for assessment of aerobic capacity and the benefits and limitations of some of these methods including direct and indirect assessment.
  • Conduct a safe Chester Treadmill Test Performance evaluation and Chester Treadmill Test Prediction assessment then interpret these results accurately and meaningfully.
  • At the end of the one-day seminar, the successful candidate will be awarded a Certificate of Competency valid for two years.
  • As previously mentioned the one-day seminars focus on either Chester treadmill walk test or Chester step test.

If you concentrated on the Chester Step test one-day training workshop, the topics for discussion would be as follows.

Objectives of the Chester Step Test Seminar

Chester Step Test

  • To explore the links between health, physical activity & fitness – with particular reference to occupational groups (e.g. fire, police)
  • To understand the concept of aerobic capacity and VO2Max
  • To understand the physiological basis for recommended standards for various occupational groups, how this is achieved and why this is important.
  • To overview different methods for aerobic capacity assessment available including direct and indirect evaluation and how these relate to accuracy.
  • To detail the Chester Step Test protocol including choosing step test height’s and how to administer the test in a safe and controlled environment.
  • To give practical experience of conducting and undertaking Chester step test
  • To ensure accurate evaluation of results using graph paper and aerobic capacity prediction software.

By the end of the training seminar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the links between health, physical activity and fitness and the importance of this in your industry.
  • Explain the concept of aerobic capacity and the recommended standard/s for professional groups such as why 42mls/kg is determined as the norm for firefighter fitness. This will be specific to your industry sector.
  • A look at the different methods for assessment of aerobic capacity assessment and why the Chester step test is an effective method of submaximal aerobic assessment.
  • How to conduct a reliable Chester step test and to be able to interpret the results accurately and meaningfully with the use of graph paper and with the Chester aerobic prediction software.
  • At the end of the one-day seminar, the successful candidate will be awarded a Certificate of Competency valid for two years.

Want More Information?

If you would like more information or if you are ready to schedule training, contact us or call 01244 343106. Once completed Professor Sykes will contact you to confirm training day, times and location specifics.

This is your opportunity to discuss any particular requirement you may have.

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