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I think that's the disconnect.
The Logic of Long Distance
Trent, I'm not sure why we don't understand each other, here. Body mass is part of the VO2max calculation. Why wouldn't a change in body mass result in a change in VO2max?
That is a lame retort.
Because Body Mass isn't part of the equation. See my previous posts about the Fick Equation.
Trent, you appear to be using the word "VO2max" to refer to some mythical "potential" VO2max for a given individual. I've been referring to VO2max as something that can be measured. I think that's the disconnect.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Give me a call when you start arguing with toilets about plumbers. I have pills for that.
A Saucy Wench
Forget VO2 or VO2Max. I go for VO5. The existence of VO5 proves that VO2 is not a max.
(I now return you to the serious part of this thread)
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
To make it happen, or stop it?
Cuz those could be fun pills, assuming my toilet will be nice to me. Which it might noy. I've done some horrible things to it.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Right on Hereford...
Body mass is part of the equation for a VO2max estimate. It is not part of a true VO2 test (or the Fick equation, linked above, and the Cooper test also at that link).
Estimates are limited by being, well, estimates and by being based on representative data from individual activities. Those activities may not represent your true potential. The VO2max has to do with our potential maximal oxygen delivery rate. Most of us never realize it at any point in our lives. We are limited by our weight, our training, etc. So our VO2 for a given activity is always lower than what we are capable of.
Lose weight, train, get your nutrition and rest, dump your family and job and then train some more and you will maximize your abilities. In doing so, your oxygen delivery rate will improve to the point where it comes closer to your maximal possible VO2 (i.e., your VO2max). But the maximum possible VO2 itself won't change.
Exactly!! The VO2max is, by definition, your MAXIMAL. Most of us do not achieve that. There is the incorrect belief that our VO2max represents our current maximal effort. Nope. It represents our maximal potential effort...
So do you think this thread has made V02 max easily understandable by the original poster?
Or do you think she's now as confused as I am?
(Insert easy joke here)
You can measure your VO2max through physiologic testing. This is far less an estimate than what most of us use.
This does not include a BMI.
The VO2max has to do with our potential maximal oxygen delivery rate.
in the least way possible?
Apparently, no. Not a chance in Hell.
Question from the peanut gallery - why does anyone give a flying jump at a rolling donut about Vo2max, submax, midmax or anything else. If you are trying to gauge your potential, run, run more and then run again while making it fast, slow and in between. Run races and see the results - compare - do again.
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