Chester Step Test Software CST2

CST2 is the latest version of the Chester Step Test software. CST2 is a fast and accurate submaximal aerobic fitness test. 

We’ve refined the original Chester Step Test to add specific editions. CST2 tests improve reliability and validity over the standard CST. The latest version works on desktops, laptops and mobile devices.

The test is used in occupational, clinical, community health and fitness sectors.

Benefits Of The New CST2 Web App

  • Heart rate collection every minute improving the reliability and validity of test results
  • Integrated PAR-Q, Pre Exercise & Contraindications Questionnaires (Contraindications on Cardiac Rehab. Edition Only)
  • Updated and integrated instructional audio track by Professor Sykes. No need for a CD player, play directly from your desktop, phone/tablet or laptop
  • Tanaka formula for over 40s for a more 'generous' estimate of HRMax
  • Graphical computer generated line of best fit for accurate results every time.
  • Auto-populated normative ranges and traffic light colour coded reports
  • Results screen gives a summary table of heart rate & RPE scores. The graphical display of results shows aerobic capacity prediction and norms table
chester step test software cst2

CST2 Editions


For those that require general population normative data. Perfect for Personal trainer, and other wellness professionals

Fire & Rescue Service

For fitness advisors and occupational health, uses Firefit traffic lights normative data and choice of two step heights 25 and 30cm

Commercial Diver

Designed for AMEDs and follows HSE guidelines and recommendations

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Takes into account cardiovascular medication use. Uses Inbar equation for max heart rate calculation. Follows BACPR guidelines

Home Testing

Perform the test from the comfort of your own home using the bottom step of a flight of stairs

What people say about CST2
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. CST 2 has all the advantages of the original test but with far more accurate and importantly, consistent results. State of the art software takes the guesswork out of result interpretation. Heart rates taken every minute has improved accuracy and consistency. TANAKA formula for over 40s has addressed any age biases.
Tom Ashworth
Vice Chair. FireFit Steering Group

Get more reliable and valid results with CST2

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