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University of Toronto Arm Crank Protocol

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery

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Description:

The Arm Crank Protocol developed at the University of Toronto can be used to assess the physical fitness of wheelchair-dependent individuals. Forearm cranking is performed at 3 different submaximal power outputs, so that the steady state heart rate is 40%, 60% and 80% of maximal heart rate for age.

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