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The Ultimate Fitness Test at Met University

posted on Monday, 9th May 2011 | find under 
Two years ago I managed to get round the New York Marathon - no medals won (well except the one just for finishing!) but it was a pivotal moment in my life. Getting fit - and staying that way - has been the challenge since.

So when I was approached by the London Met University to try out their advanced fitness test I was delighted to be of service (if not a little apprehensive).

The test takes about 2 hours and from the basic sort of BMI tests it goes way beyond that to test your VO2 max levels, lactate threshold and your body composition. Dr Neil Clarke put me though my paces but was very encouraging (he did mention that my hangover wasn't helpful - you can't always plan these things..my best friend had just become a QC with a party the night before! And best to save your energies before the running on the treadmill bit - I had done a 10k earlier that morning (to try and clear that head!) and to be honest was a little weary by the end.

Fascinating results - this is one I would recommend to anyone really needing some helpful advice with their training - and how to improve their endurance. See more at www.londonmet.ac.uk/depts/fls/healthclinics/fitness/and maybe take the test!

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