If it were me and my doctor was encouraging me to exercise, I would train on.
I have never heard of a three minute step test. It sounds like this test just tries to measure your level of fitness, but I have some doubts. If you train hard, to the point of long term fatigue, your heart rate may be elevated. I doubt whether the test always produces meaningful results.
Now, did the doctor give you any guidelines though? This is an area where I would have questions. Exercise is one thing. Extreme Training is something a little different. I think the important thing is to stay in touch with yourdoctor, and follow their advice. If you have questions, call and ask.
Doctor gave no guidelines. I just asked can i exercise and run. He gave green light,
3 minute step test is meant to test you cardiovascular fitness, namely how fast you heart rate can recover inside one minute. You step up and down 30 cm bench 3 minutes and then you test how fast your hart rate can recover,
Ratings for Men, Based on age 36-45
Good 79-84 87-93
Above Average 92-88
Below Average 108-113
Very Poor 130-163
In fitness centers they would ask me doctor permission i guess.
But i can exercise! That is confusing, yet i have SSS and my heart rate is messed hup and sometimes is hard to count pulse when it goes bump-bump-bump-------bump-------bump-bump-bump-bump.
it would turn from 100 bpm to 60 bpm instantly. That what SS does. Thats why i asked, does SSS mess up my 3 min step test result?
And how i can measure my real Cardio fitness when i cannot count my pulse?
Good point. I suppose it could be gauged by how well you feel after long distance run, but I am starting to feel weak on the topic. The main thing is to follow your doctors advice first, then worry about being superman after that. I sense that you are already doing this, so this is just bromley spouting off again in hopes of doing and saying the right thing.
Never mind. 3 min step test scoring is based on old and discredited 220 - age formula. DO NOT TRUST IT! You have to measure your personal maximum heart rate!
My personal maximum heart rate is 195, by formula it should be 176, and that is what messes the scoring up. I figured it out thanks to sport watch, my heart recovery time is normal.