I’m starting a new training cycle, so I did an AET test on an incline treadmill.
How long do people generally warm up for before an AET test?
I’ve found that it takes about 25 minutes of warming up until my HR really stabilizes. Even on training hikes or actual climbs, I find that going quick straight out of the gate negatively affects my performance, even like an hour later, whereas spending 25-30 minutes starting slow and gradually increasing speed pays off
Are there any detriments to a longer warmup when doing an AET test?
I could definitely see how too short a warmup could screw up results.
I was a little concerned the longer warmup could affect the test.
Posting the link to the TP graph.
Any feedback on the test itself welcome!
WARMUP (20 mins)
I kept the incline at 10% throughout and gradually increased the speed until about minute 20.
FIRST 30 MINUTES
Average HR: 155
Kept the incline and speed constant.
SECOND 30 MINUTES
Average HR: 161
Kept the incline and speed constant
(Second Half – First Half) / First Half
(161 – 155) / 155 = 3.8%
AET = 150