sports performance testing & research Institute
VO2 max testing is a maximal exercise test performed on a helix while connected to a machine capable of analyzing your expired air. Your test provides data on how much oxygen you use as you exercise and determines the maximal oxygen you can consume during exercise. Testing your VO2 max will give you a baseline to measure future fitness improvements and assess your current aerobic health.
Why would you do this test? Testing the VO2 max can be helpful in creating workouts for endurance athletes that are looking to improve their performance and crave a plan that is very time effective and efficient. This test allows for that customization.
Who is this test recommended for? VO2 max testing is recommended for only top athletes serious about elite sports performance.
How often should you repeat this test? VO2 max testing should be tested every 3-6 months.
Which body parts are or can be tested? VO2 max testing is designed to measure aerobic fitness
What are the results of this test? The greater your VO₂ max, the more oxygen your body can consume, and the more effectively your body can use that oxygen to generate the maximum amount of ATP energy.
What does this help to improve? VO2 max (a measure of aerobic fitness) is a physiological parameter by which we are able to estimate how much oxygen your body consumes when working at a very high level of exercise. It is a great way to assess overall body function and health, as it measures the integration of multiple body systems.