For whom is the Conconi test suitable??
Basically the endurance test for every athlete conceivable, as it is simple, short and not very time-consuming. However, the test subject should be able to perform an endurance exercise for at least 30 minutes continuously, or ca. Exercise 3x/week. The Motivation to make a maximum effort must be mandatory. Otherwise the test is not evaluable. Consequently, it is extremely important that they are perfectly healthy, when they do the test. In case of z.B. Cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, overweight, asthma, etc. We strongly recommend that you have a medical check-up and have received the green light for this test from your doctor. In any case, the test is carried out on your responsibility.
What you have to consider before the Conconi – Test?
You should as rested as possible appear. We recommend 2 days before the test no really tiring training to perform more. Is the test a repetition, then it is important to about the same diet (carbohydrate stores!) come to the test. It is also recommended that the test always approx. At the same time of day to carry out, if possible thereby Time of day take into account, the usual competition or sporting activity corresponds to. No test if you have a cold or feel unwell!
What is special about the Conconi test at DANi Schnider??
With us the test on your own bike carried out, that is, with their individual position on the wheel.
What is the Conconi test based on??
The Conconi test is based on the fact, that the heart rate increases more or less evenly with increasing exertion (after an initial phase). The increase is explained by an increased oxygen demand of the body to convert oxygen needed to do first and foremost convert fats and carbohydrates into energy.
Why does the typical Conconi curve look S-shaped??
At the beginning of the effort, the increased demand can be a greater stroke volume of the heart be covered. So in this phase, the pulse does not increase strongly. However, once the stroke volume is exhausted, by increase of the pulse rate the oxygen supply enlarge. The pulse curve rises evenly (aerobic zone).
Up to a certain point. If the load so great that, by increasing the heart rate, I could no longer get enough oxygen can be brought in quickly enough, the Body to get the energy from other sources (anaerobic).
In this phase the pulse curve flattens from. Thus results a S-shaped curve, with a Kink between the aerobic and anaerobic phases Phase. The bending point represents the Aerobic / Anaerobic Threshold dar.
In this phase, metabolic waste products also begin to build up in the muscle to accumulate, which can no longer be further degraded due to a lack of oxygen. These substances, v.A. Lactic acid cause pain and inhibit (protective mechanism) the continuation of the benefit. Finally it comes to the discontinuation of the benefit.
How to see if my training was successful?
Improving performance means extending the aerobic phase, respectively. Manage larger loads aerobically to be able to.
Training means nothing else, firstly Economizing muscle work, that means finally on the one hand require less oxygen for the same power and on the other hand more and faster oxygen, and thus aerobic energy can provide.
If it succeeds the delaying the anaerobic zone, then the Conconi curve shifts to right. The linear area usually flattens out, and the aerobic / anaerobic threshold may be the same or elevated. That is, for the same speeds a lower heart rate is used requires.
My curve is not s-shaped at all. Why?
Ca. 20% of the test perons have Conconi curves that are not S-shaped. Sometimes there is a kink, sometimes almost or not at all.
We need to clarify individually what the cause could be. It is possible that you have not been able to exert yourself to the maximum (because you have not recovered enough, because you are not motivated enough, etc.).). But it is also possible that they are trained too little or too well in the aerobic / anaerobic range. This requires a close look at the curve data. As I said, it is difficult to give a general answer.