The Danish Step test
1. Turn on the speakers attached to your computer so you can hear the commands.
2. Practice the step sequence shown by the animation in the software.
3. Enter your weight and the chosen stepping height in the software.
4. Start the test.
5. When the pace can no longer be followed, push the Stop-button
The energy cost of stepping with a known height and pace is relatively independent on age, gender and training status.
As this test is performed until stepping pace no longer can be followed, maximal oxygen uptake can be estimated with reasonable accuracy.
Aadahl M, Zacho M, Linneberg A, Thuesen BH and Jørgensen T. Comparison of the Danish Steptest and the Wattmax test for estimation of maximal oxygen uptake. The Health2008 Study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2012.