There is no BEFORE HR. The test is exactly correct per the directions.
1) With a beat of 96 beats per minute you will step up and back down 24 times per minute for 3 minutes.
- Right foot up, left foot up, right foot down, left foot down.
2) After 3 minutes sit down and within 5 seconds start counting your heat beats for 60 seconds.
Your heart rate slows as you recover so while they may be fast as soon as you stop they will slow before the 60 seconds is up.
If your resting heart rate is 80 then you are out of shape - a fit person has a resting heart rate of 60 or less.
- 12/10/2012 11:47:26 PM