VO2 Max Testing.

The gold standard test for health and performance.
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What is VO2max?

VO2 max, or maximal oxygen consumption, refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilise during intense or maximal exercise. This measurement is considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. The more oxygen a person can use during high level exercise, the more energy a person can produce.

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Measuring VO2max

Measuring VO2max can help you understand your fitness level at the beginning of your exercise program (baseline measurements). By testing your VO2max intermittently, you will be able to track your progress and achieve your performance goals.

VO2max testing involves exercising either on a treadmill or a bike at an intensity that increases every few minutes, until exhaustion. Through a face mask connected to a specialised machine, we directly measure the volume and gas concentrations of inspired and expired air.

Data analysis report

  • VO2 Peak
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic thresholds (lactate optional)
  • Training zones
  • Peak Testing Heart Rate
  • Max power
  • Metabolic Caloric Expenditure
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Preparing for VO2max

To ensure that your fitness assessment is as accurate as possible, it is important that you come prepared to your test day by following these basic instructions:

1. Do not eat any solid foods within 4 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of fluids in the 24 hours prior to your test

2. Do not smoke or drink alcohol 12 hours prior to your test. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants that can affect your heart rate 3 hours prior to your test

3. Take any medications as you would normally prior to a training session or competition

4. Do not engage in strenuous activity on the day before your test. On the day of your appointment, do not train before undertaking your test

5. Ensure you get at least 7-9 hours of sleep the night before your test

6. On the day of your test, please arrive in comfortable activity specific clothing such as cycling/running shorts and dry fit tops and cycling/running shoes. You are also encouraged to bring your own water bottle

7. Please reschedule your appointment if you have an upper respiratory infection or any other health related concerns

8. It is recommended that you consult a physician for medical clearance prior to undertaking a VO2max test

9. If you have any questions or comments, please contact contact@thecubegym.com.au

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