Due to standardized training heart rate formulas, the majority of training heart rate zones are inaccurately calculated and can be off as much as 30+ %. This lack of precision often leads to a loss of maximized fitness improvement and reduced body fat levels.
VO2 Max testing ultimately will provide you and your trainer your ideal heart rate training zone. (When your body starts to burn fat instead of glucose) which allows us to create training programs that are more efficient and result-oriented.
VO2 Max is the maximum amount of oxygen, in milliliters, that a person can consume per minute per kilogram of body weight. The test measures: 1) heart rate and 2) the ratio of carbon dioxide released to oxygen consumed. The higher your VO2 Max, the more efficiently your body handles oxygen.
What to expect
Our VO2 Max test will take about 20-30 minutes and is broken down into two parts.
- VO2 Max Test
- Explanation of Results and Customized Cardio Program
The VO2 Max Rate Test
For the test, you will use a treadmill and wear a breathing mask attached to a VO2 Max machine. Your trainer will monitor you as you start from a walk and work you way up to a run.
As the test progresses, the VO2 machine will measure the amount of oxygen in the air as you inhale and exhale.
What will you learn?
You will learn your exact point when your body cannot supply oxygen to your muscles – this point is called your anaerobic threshold. The closer you can train to your threshold, the more body fat you will burn. Your trainer will use your test results to create a customized cardio program to help you reach your goals.