Maximal & sub maximal testing

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What is maximal testing?
'Maximal' means the athlete is working at maximum effort, or tested to exhaustion
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What is an example of maximal testing?
Anaerobic - 30 metre acceleration test. Aerobic - bleep test
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Disadvantages of maximal testing
Difficulty ensuring the performer is exerting maximum effort. Potential over exertion/injury. Dependant on athlete's arousal levels.
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What is sub maximal testing?
This means the athlete is working below maximal effort
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What is an example of sub maximal testing?
Step test
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Disadvantages of sub maximal testing
They depend on extrapolation being made to unknown maximum.
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