Fitness tests. Best of luck!


Here’s a set of tests really I like. It’s aimed at runners, but it’s a pretty good all-rounder https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a20792001/find-out-how-fit-you-are/ 


Absolutely loads of tests to mix and match to a format that might suit you https://www.topendsports.com/testing/tests/ 


Here’s an article on the results of a group of elite climbers taking some tests https://mtntactical.com/research/alpinist-fitness-assessment-test-results/ 


Here’s a fairly tough set of tests

https://www.outsideonline.com/2009376/alpinist-fitness-assessment?utm_medium 


Here’s a rundown of the methods for finding some relevant HR markers from Uphill Athlete https://www.uphillathlete.com/aerobic-anaerobic-threshold-self-assessment/


And a Cardiac Drift test also from Uphill Athlete https://www.uphillathlete.com/heart-rate-drift/ 


A field test for estimating lactate threshold (and a very detailed breakdown of how to train it if you need to focus on that marker) https://enduranceworks.com/blog/how-to-estimate-run-lactate-threshold-heart-rate-and-pace-with-a-field-test/ 


The Cooper test, a widely used method with a good reputation https://www.verywellfit.com/fitness-test-for-endurance-12-minute-run-3120264 


A field test for determining max HR https://support.myprocoach.net/hc/en-us/articles/360001040311 


If you take a set of tests and have questions about the results, or get results that might help people, or just feel like having your results picked over and talked about, post them in the group!