Ruffier Dickson Index Calculator

After resting for a few minutes lying down, take the pulse:
2) Have the patient stand up, then perform 30 complete leg curls in 45 seconds, arms stretched out in front of him. Then immediately take the pulse:
3) Have the patient lie down and take the pulse 1 min from the end of the flexions:

Ruffier index:

Ruffier-Dickson Index:

Interpretation of Ruffier Dickson Index

      Ruffier index:

        * < 0: very good adaptation to effort;

        * ≥ 0 and < 5: good adaptation to effort;

        * ≥ 5 and < 10: adaptation to average effort;

        * ≥ 10 and < 15: insufficient adaptation to effort;

        * ≥ 15: poor adaptation to effort, an additional medical check-up is necessary.

      Ruffier-Dickson Index :

        * < 0: excellent;

        * ≥ 0 and < 2: very good;

        * ≥ 2 and < 4: good;

        * ≥ 4 and < 6: medium;

        * ≥ 6 and < 8: low;

        * ≥ 8 and < 10: very low;

        * ≥ 10: poor adaptation to effort.

Ruffier Dickson Index

This involves measuring the heart rate at three important moments in the adaptation of the heart:

At rest, i.e. when the athlete enters the office or the technical room for production (changing room, exercise room, etc.). We take the precaution of maintaining at least a few minutes of relaxation and relaxation to find a truly resting heart rate different from that of rest in the morning.

Immediately after the so-called Ruffier-Dickson exercise: the exercise heart rate is recorded before the vagal brake.

and after one minute post-exercise rest.

These three heart rates are important for calculating the Ruffier Index or the Ruffier Dickson Index, and assessing overall fitness.

It is important to take the usual precautions for the collection of frequencies. The best current methodology is to set up a heart rate monitor, which will avoid the error of manual recording or better, if possible, to take the heart rate with the implementation of an electrocardiogram. Connected health resources may also be used.

This test must be carried out by the same operator, under the same conditions and with a rigorous methodology.