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The 3-Minute Step Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment

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  • I agree with the women, their chart is covered by an AD. If you pull up the "print" option under the "MORE" button, it will give you a "pop-up" window that you can see the chart without the ad. .... as a side note, this article seems incomplete. - 2/21/2015 10:33:29 AM
  • The ads cover the chart for women. How are we supposed to read it? - 1/30/2015 8:58:39 PM
  • The ads cover the chart for women. How are we supposed to read it? - 1/30/2015 8:58:27 PM
  • DOTTIELOVESIT
    It says the test is to see how fast your heart rate returns to normal but it only has you measure your heart rate after the exercise, before it returns to normal, and it does not have you chart your normal heart rate. Very poor instructions/explanations. - 1/29/2015 7:24:52 PM
  • This is an informative article. The chart for women, however, is blocked by advertising (I'm viewing this on my desktop computer).

    Would be so much more useful/helpful if the information was viewable.
    - 1/29/2015 10:27:39 AM
  • Another test where the chart for women in my age range is blocked by the How Fit Are You? link. - 9/28/2014 10:53:53 AM
  • I can tell by how easier it is to recover after walking that my fittiness level is improving. I know I need to up the pressure when I get to the point I am not breathing hard after walking. - 9/2/2014 3:16:13 PM
  • MESAMESA22
    Did I miss where it said to determine normal? ? - 5/11/2014 2:18:18 PM
  • Good! Thanks for sharing - 5/2/2014 6:25:57 AM
  • I did it using two 6 inch benches in top of each other.
    Unfortunately, my result was: very poor, for my age group. - 3/29/2014 5:27:06 AM
  • I understood what the article said and could easily incorporate it into my fitness program. - 2/2/2014 1:19:40 PM
  • I understood what the article said and could easily incorporate it into my fitness program. - 2/2/2014 1:19:38 PM
  • JAK41262
    This is easy enough to do. Will add it to my routine - 6/10/2013 10:15:44 AM
  • I don't have a 12 inch step either, so I am just using what I have. Should have the almost the same effect showing any improvement, I think. - 5/31/2013 10:35:50 AM
  • Where do you find a 12" step? I don't have anything NEAR that. I had to pile 9 very thick books up to get there - way too unstable for me to do this test. Plus, I'm rather short, so that height seems rather high. Any suggestions? - 5/8/2013 10:35:58 AM

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