Introducing the world’s easiest way to administer
a test of aerobic fitness, the 20m run.
First up, why bother measuring aerobic fitness?
The simple answer is that your level of aerobic fitness is probably the best predictor of how healthy you are. If you score poorly on the test there is a high likelihood that both your metabolic health and mental health are being compromised.
Strange as it may seem, only on the rarest of occasions with your doctor measure your aerobic fitness.
Maybe if there is a suspicion that there is something seriously wrong with your cardio-vascular system you’ll be sent to a cardiac specialist who may put you on the treadmill or the exercise bike, hook you up to a range of monitors and see exactly how your heart is performing under stress.
The 20m run test is a whole lot simpler, just you walking, shuffling, jogging or running between two lines 20m apart for 5 minutes. The more laps you can run the better the condition of your metabolic system. This is the system responsible for driving oxygen to every cell in your body and removing the waste products of metabolism.
There are other ways to measure the health of your metabolic system. The usual measures are blood pressure and blood glucose. These tests can be done in a surgery, a fitness centre or at home if you’ve got the right equipment. A lot of people do have blood pressure and glucose monitors.
BUT, without a measure of aerobic fitness there’s a big gap in the information about the health of your metabolic system. In fact it’s a yawning gap.
A lot of people have blood pressure or blood glucose that is within the normal limits without realizing exactly how badly out of shape they are.
Scoring poorly on the 20m run test will provide you with a wake up call to get back into better physical condition.
The 20m run test is easy to administer.
You can do it at home or in a local park. All you need is a flat, hard surface a little more than 20m long.
Mark out two lines 20m apart. Get a friend to time you for five minutes, calling out each half minute – and counting the laps. The more laps you can do the fitter you are.
In the Aerabyte ebook (see below) we have scoring tables to indicate just how fit you are.
Of course there are some safety considerations. If you’re in exceptionally poor physical condition
- get your physician to check you over.
- start off by walking.
Over the weeks and months and as you get fitter you can start shuffling, jogging or running.
To receive the full information about how to measure your aerobic fitness using the 20m run, including scoring tables
Purchase your copy of the Aerabyte Aerobic Fitness Prescription manual
As well as detailed information about the Aerabyte prescription, the manual includes
- the new, world standard 20m run test of aerobic fitness.
- the 21 day aerobic fitness training program – especially tailored for people who are in poor metabolic heath and need to ease themselves into an aerobic fitness program
- the Fitness Tracka, which you can use to keep track of your workouts and key metabolic health markers
- the Platinum Fitness Challenge test of both aerobic fitness and strength.
The Aerabyte book is a short book, but it contains information about fitness you will not have read anywhere else. It contains a blueprint for getting yourself back into good metabolic health.