14 Sep '12, 1am

My VO2max Test Results: Running to Exhaustion!: This afternoon I completed my first ever VO2max test. The test i...

My VO2max Test Results: Running to Exhaustion!: This afternoon I completed my first ever VO2max test. The test i...

That’s the description of the test itself, so what exactly does VO2max mean? Basically, it’s a measure of how much oxygen you can deliver to your working muscles during maximal exercise. The higher your VO2max, the more oxygen you are able to deliver to fuel metabolism. This is influenced by many factors, from your lung size to your cardiac output to the capillarization of your muscles to the function of enzymes in your muscles. However, despite how often VO2max is mentioned, it’s not a perfect indicator of performance capability (other factors like economy and anaerobic threshold come into play here), but it can give some idea of your endurance potential (to view a list of some of the athletes with the highest recorded VO2max values, click here

Full article: http://www.runblogger.com/2012/09/my-vo2max-test-results-...

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