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Exercise Capacity using VO2 Max

Korr CardioCoach Pro

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VO2 max, or your oxygen uptake, shows how much oxygen your body can absorb and use while exercising. V is for volume, O2 is for oxygen and max is for maximum. This is an objective way to measure the effectiveness of your training plan on improving your aerobic fitness. VO2 max tells us how well your heart pushes blood to your muscles and how efficiently your muscles can extract that oxygen from your circulating blood. Having a higher VO2 max number typically means you’re in good cardiovascular shape, but you could also increase your VO2 max by losing body fat. Typically, you’ll wear a mask over your face to record your oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production while running on a treadmill, riding a bike or doing some other form of cardiovascular task. There isn’t one golden number for each person, but professional athletes tend to have a higher VO2 max number. While VO2 max tends to decline in age, regular exercise can greatly slow this decline. When a VO2 Max analysis is combined with your Resting Metabolic Rate analysis, it is possible to create a more targeted and synchronized weight loss and nutrition plan for the most effective results.

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