CST2 is the latest version of the Chester Step Test - a web app that is a simple fitness test involving stepping onto and off a low step in time to an audio beat to predict aerobic capacity from submaximal heart rates.
We've refined the original Chester Step Test to add specific measurement modes for cardiac rehabilitation, firefighters, commercial divers & personal fitness trainers.
CST2 tests improve reliability and validity over the standard CST.
Chester Step Test is being used globally in a wide range of occupational, clinical and community health, fitness and wellbeing scenarios.
I utilised the original CST for many years in the Fire and Rescue Service to assess the Vo2 level of thousands of firefighters with great success. It was the safest, most cost effective and efficient sub maximal fitness test out there.
A weakness in the recording procedure was the line of “best fit” which was open to interpretation and associated human error, along with heart rate calculations based on an average that could be biased against older participants.
CST 2 has all the advantages of the original test but with (in my experience) far more accurate and importantly, consistent results.
- Tom Ashworth, Vice Chair. FireFit Steering Group.
In order to gain access to the testing pages you will need to purchase a licence. Please select the number of licences you need below. The price will modify based on the number. This is an annual cost and any unused test credits will be carried over to the following year.
£45.00(£0.90 / test)
£80.00(£0.80 / test)
£210.00(£0.70 / test)
£300.00(£0.60 / test)
£500.00(£0.50 / test)