Hi I'm Martin Egwaugu of Nedufitness.com. So how do you test your cardiovascular endurance on the elliptical? Well one reason why you want to test is so you can see where you are at. You've got to make sure you are making improvements. So working your cardiovascular system will help improve your heart health and your respiratory system so you are not out of breath throughout the day. So let's go to the elliptical. One, you want to make sure that you take your resting heart rate and simply that's how many beats per minute that your heart rate is going after. Once you have got that number, you're going to get on the elliptical and next, let's put it on eight for starters alright? Then we are looking at 60 revolutions per minute for a good gauge of speed. We will go for ten minutes. Once you have finished the ten minutes, have your partner, or you could do it yourself, again check your heart rate by putting your finger on the carotid artery right underneath your neck and see how many beats per minute you have. Once you have done that, I want you to take your max heart rate which is 220 minus your age, subtract that from your resting heart rate. So now you are going to multiply that by 70% and the reason why it's 70% is because we are trying to work basic endurance and aerobic capacity. Once you've gotten that number, subtract your resting heart rate from that number and again this will get your beats per minute so this is a range you want to go for whenever you are doing any type of cardiovascular activity for basic endurance and aerobic capacity. And that's how to test your cardiovascular endurance on the elliptical.