UNDERSTANDING VO2 MAX
What is VO2 Max?
Discover The Right Intensity.
HOW IT WORKS.
VO2 Max Testing is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Put on a heart rate strap and face mask.
As directed by your Coach, you will start exercising on a treadmill. You will start at a low intensity, gradually increasing the intensity of exercise over a period of 6 to 20 minutes.
When you are finished, your Coach will give you a simple, insightful report that can be uploaded to an easy-to-use app.
To get the most out of your VO2 Max Test, be sure to refrain from exercise or endurance training for 24-hours prior to test, avoid food, tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine for at least 3 hours before testing, and continue medications as usual.
A complete VO2 Fitness test can give Coaches, Trainers and Clients the tools to set realistic and personalized goals and assess improvement.
The VO2 Max determines your body's maximal consumption of oxygen and the efficiency of your muscles. During the test, we're measuring oxygen consumption and CO2 production to determine your heart rate max , VO2 max and estimated lactate threshold.
An initial VO2 Max test can clarify your specific target heart rates that will enable you to reach your fitness goals more effectively, with less fatigue, and fewer injuries. Periodic retesting provides motivating feedback as your fitness program progresses.
VO2 MAX PRETEST
Complete the Participate Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ).
Dress in comfortable exercise attire.
Refrain from exercise or endurance training for 24-hours prior to test.
Avoid food, tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine for at least 3 hours before testing.
Continue medications as usual.
Exercise warm-up per usual routine.