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Video What is a sport effort test done for?

This type of test also offers us interesting data such as the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds to know their different rhythms / training zones and get the best performance later in competition.

From Triathlon News, in collaboration with the reference medicine clinic in Madrid, Healthing, we have made a sport effort test to know first-hand and share this key information with our readers for all those who care about their health and who want to guarantee an optimal state to train triathlon.

This type of test also offers us interesting data such as aerobic thresholds y anaerobic to know their different rhythms / training areasoy take outThe best performance later in competition.

Thanks to this article you will be able to know very schematically all the information of the process and data that it provides, which is in turn supported by an explanatory video with images and which we hope can help raise awareness of the importance of taking this type of test if you are training or preparing for a competition.

SO THAT A TEST OF SPORTS EFFORT IS MADE:

  • The main objective is observe and analyze how the body works while exercising with the aim of ruling out possible alterations that could contraindicate sports practice.

HOW IS IT DONE?

  • The first thing is to take note of personal data and your medical history
  • Later, data such as the size and weight are taken to know the su BMIas well as 6 measures of folds to know the percentage of fat
  • Subsequently, the patient proceeds to cardiovascular auscultation and then measures the pulsations and the tension at rest.
  • Finally, a electro at rest (lying down), standing, to pass and to the test of effort.

ELECTRO PREPARATION IN MOTION + GAS ANALYSIS:

  • The first step is to place the electrodes (in this case Wi-Fi to facilitate the comfort of the athlete) and a mesh is placed as a support
  • We place the oxygen mask that will help us to see the exchange of oxygen and Co2 and will provide us with data to later be able to do a better planning of the rhythms for training.
  • And we start the test that will consist of start at a very low pace (for example, 4km / h) by uploading 1km / h the speed of the tape.
  • During this period on the screen we can observe the functioning of the heart by subjecting it to different intensities of effort, as well as oxygen and CO2 consumption data

WHAT DATA DO WE GET?

  • The first and fundamental thing is to see that there is no problem or contraindication for sports practice.
  • We can also see how the heart rate and blood pressure when subjected to an effort.
  • The data from Oxygen and CO2 consumption that will help define the aerobic and anaerobic thresholds and then be able to set the training rhythms depending on the objectives set.

WHEN SHOULD WE PERFORM AN EFFORT TEST?

  • It is advisable to do it once a year to check that our state of health is correct and if we want to know our thresholds and rhythms in training and competition to achieve better performance.

ARE THERE COMPLEMENTARY EVIDENCE?

  • Yes, the data of an analytic or even make a ultrasound to the heart they are recommended to have more information.
  • It can also be done as a complementary lactate test which also gives us very useful information for our training and for the race.
  • In the case of being a triathlete there is the possibility of doing the transition lactate testThis test will give us information to know the optimal rhythms in the transition of cycling and running.

More information: https://healthing.es/https://healthing.es/

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