Critical power test for ramp exercise

  title={Critical power test for ramp exercise},
  author={R. Hugh Morton},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
The critical power test for cycle ergometry has been criticised as providing an overestimate of the real value of the critical power. Part of the blame may rest in the practical problem associated with getting reliable measurements of longer endurance times when power settings are not much above the critical power. However, by adjusting the incremental slope of ramp exercises, exhaustion brought about by high power and in a reasonably short time can be ensured, so avoiding this practical… CONTINUE READING