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VO2 Max Testing is an accurate way to test your heart rate training specificity in order to get you fitter faster. This is a maximal test to exhaustion, where you perform an exercise protocol on either a treadmill or a Watt bike. Each protocol has an incremental increase in difficulty, it gets tougher every minute during the test. The test ends when you can no longer continue with the protocol’s required level of effort. It is tough but relatively quick and painless.Read More

VO2 MAX TESTING

 

 

VO2 Max Testing is an accurate way to test your heart rate training specificity in order to get you fitter faster. This is a maximal test to exhaustion, where you perform an exercise protocol on either a treadmill or a Watt bike. Each protocol has an incremental increase in difficulty, it gets tougher every minute during the test. The test ends when you can no longer continue with the protocol’s required level of effort. It is tough but relatively quick and painless.

The test results are extremely useful. You will get your specific heart rate zones for each exercise zone (fat burning; endurance; anaerobic threshold; race pace) as well as the speed (km/hr) or watts (rpm) that coincide with each.
You will now be able to strategically plan your individualized training based on these. The theory is that you should train with 30% of your weekly mileage at your anaerobic threshold heart rate. This will push your fitness limit and make you fitter faster.

It is a smarter way to train. As you become fitter, you will need to be retested as your heart rate zone will shift and you will be able to perform your exercises for a longer time and higher intensity.