Reference values for exercise tests with continuous increase in load

Clin Physiol. 1985 Apr;5(2):161-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-097x.1985.tb00592.x.

Abstract

Reference values for exercise tests with continuous increase in load are presented. The exercise tests were performed on an electrically braked bicycle ergometer by 188 randomly selected Swedes of both sexes who were between 20 and 79 years of age. The reference values are related to sex, age (in decades) and weight and classified in decreasing levels of exercise capacity. Reference values for systolic blood pressure at different work loads are also given.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Weight
  • Exercise Test*
  • Female
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Exertion
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Factors