Bruce treadmill test
The Bruce treadmill test is a maximal running test performed on a treadmill. It is one of the most commonly used tests in USA.
1. You need a treadmill that has reliable incline and speed possibilities.
2. Follow the protocol described below. (printer friendly pdf-sheet click here)
3. Note the time at the point of exhaustion.
Every three minutes speed and grade is changed as follows:
| Time (min)
| Speed (mph)
| Grade (%)
Should be read like this: the test begins with speed 1.7 mph and incline at 10%. After 3 minutes speed is increased to 2.5 mph and incline to 12%.
ACSM's Guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. Seventh edition. pp 99-100