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FITNESS TESTING

     There are four components of physical fitness: cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, and body composition.  The Fitness Test at AWC Bavaria assesses all four components and gives you a comprehensive overview of your current health status.

What are the Benefits?

     Using state of the art testing such as direct gas VO2 max, the AWC staff can determine when your body burns fat and when it transitions to burning carbohydrates.
     A personalized exercise regimen based on true VO2 max is essential to optimum cardio training.  If you have ever wanted to run faster or longer, we can tell you exactly what you need to do and where you need to train.
     Knowing the unique anaerobic threshold will be used to design a workout plan that will improve fitness and maximize calories burned.

What will the test consist of?

     Your fitness assessment will consist of either walking or running test on a treadmill, or a cycling test on a specially designed exercise bike.  The test will last approximately 8-12 minutes, and will measure the amount of oxygen you use while you exercise.
     By monitoring your heart rate while we measure the oxygen you are consuming, we can then tell you what your optimum heart rate for exercise is, and how many calories you burn at that heart rate.
     In addition, we will measure your body composition, back strength, grip strength, and your flexibility.  Then we will give you all the results in a comprehensive report and give you recommendations based on your goals and the assessments.

How Do I Prepare?

     When we make your appointment, we will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare.
     You will need to wear comfortable workout clothes, and if you are a woman, a sports bra that does not have an underwire.  You do not need to perform any specialized training in preparation for your fitness test.
     You will also need to fill out an secure online questionnaire before you come that will help us determine if you are able to participate in a fitness test, or if we need a clearance from your medical provider.

You can find it online at https://awc.army.mil/Login.aspx

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