Reference values for the physical work capacity on a bicycle ergometer for men – a comparison with a previous study on women

  title={Reference values for the physical work capacity on a bicycle ergometer for men – a comparison with a previous study on women},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Wohlfart and G R Farazdaghi},
  journal={Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging},
The aim of the study was to collect new reference values for the clinical ramp exercise test on bicycle, because in our experience, the commonly used values were too low. A group of healthy men (n = 81, 20–80 years) was randomly selected from the local municipal register to achieve an even distribution in age. Data were compared with those obtained in a similar, previous study on women (n = 87). The subjects were encouraged to cycle until exhaustion (19 on the Borg scale) when maximal load… 

Reference values for maximum work rate in apparently healthy Dutch/Flemish adults: data from the LowLands fitness registry

WRpeak can be used as a substitute for VO2peak when a respiratory gas-analysis system is not available, and provides RVs for WRpeak and WRpeak/kg in a healthy Dutch/Flemish adult population using cycle ergometry.

Comparison of two commonly used reference materials for exercise bicycle tests with a Swedish clinical database of patients with normal outcome

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Health resorts as gateways for regional, standardised, sports club based exercise programmes to increase the weekly time of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity: study protocol

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Reference values for the physical work capacity on a bicycle ergometer for women between 20 and 80 years of age.

The maximum work load was found to be dependent on age and height, and the reference values presented for work capacity are higher than those normally used in Sweden.

Repeatability of measurements of oxygen consumption, heart rate and Borg's scale in men during ergometer cycling

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A novel rating scale to predict maximal exercise capacity

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Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation