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VO2max testing questions (Read 435 times)

    There were old posts on coolrunning I somewhat remember that gave information on information to insist on when one goes for a VO2max test that sometimes are not given. From my memory: 1. RQ values of .78 and .85 2. Ask the tester to take you all the way to your HRmax (or close). Anything else important to request of the tester?


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      well that didn't work, let me figure out how to post the previous link


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        Well, I can't figure out how to link to an earlier post, but here's the summary: Your vo2max test must come from running for it to apply to running (i.e., a cycling test won't really be of use for analyzing your running fitness). Indeed from a vo2max test you should make sure you get the following: 1. The values of RQ (aka RER, or just R) for each step of the test, along with the associated heart rate. 2. Your heart rate at RQ = .78 3. Your heart rate at RQ = .85 4. Your heart rate at RQ = 1.0 The test needs to bring your RQ at least to the point of 1 (yes, that's redundant) Hopefully the test will take you beyond the vo2max point Hopefully the test will take you to a maximal heart rate (assuming you're fit for such a test). If they just give you some training zones and a measure or estimate of vo2max, it's not of significant value.
          Thanks. My wife did hers this afternoon and basically confirmed a lot that we thought we already knew. Her VO2max is 63, so she's got some good genetics. Mine is tomorrow morning. What is the RQ that correlates with MAF?


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            Thanks. My wife did hers this afternoon and basically confirmed a lot that we thought we already knew. Her VO2max is 63, so she's got some good genetics. Mine is tomorrow morning. What is the RQ that correlates with MAF?
            I think that's about my vo2max as well. MAF should be between about .78 and .85, but it should be at an inflection point in that region in the MAF vs HR curve.
              Okay, VO2max results are in. It went well and I was pleasantly surprised at the results for the most part. I will likely have my lactate tested this month with another VO2max test as well. VO2max=55.4 Anaerobic Threshold HR = 206?!?!?!?!?! The tester said I burned way more fat in her various "training zones" than most. Also, my body kept recovering with each speed and/or incline increase. My RQ would spike in these increases and then go back down. I got close, but I don't think I ever hit my VO2max. Once I got close, my body recovered and I started burning fat. The tester put me at 5k pace at an 8% incline but I had to ask to stop before I hit VO2max. It was not the HR, but the incline that made me have wuss out and stop. I think my MAF should be about 145-147 (I use 146 now, so pretty close). I had a slow steady climb to this HR and then it spiked. Here's a chunk of my data (minus the beginning and end so this post would not be too big): RQ HR 0.75 133 0.75 134 0.76 134 0.76 135 0.76 136 0.77 138 0.78 140 0.78 142 0.79 143 0.79 146 0.79 145 0.79 145 0.8 147 0.8 157 0.83 195 0.84 176 0.85 190 0.86 193 0.86 183 0.86 177 0.86 178 0.87 179 0.87 181 0.87 181 0.87 182 0.87 184 0.88 186 0.88 187 0.88 187 0.88 190 0.88 194 0.88 192 0.89 199


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                cool stuff - no doubt, your MAF is 145. interesting about your AT, but I don't really see the info to determine - did you ever hit RQ=1? It would be interesting to see if you have a major disconnect between your AT and your LT. you didn't also have blood taken, too, did you?
                  cool stuff - no doubt, your MAF is 145. interesting about your AT, but I don't really see the info to determine - did you ever hit RQ=1? It would be interesting to see if you have a major disconnect between your AT and your LT. you didn't also have blood taken, too, did you?
                  I bet there is a big disconnect between LT and AT for me as I doubt my LT is 206 (as my 5k HRavg is only 204). I will get my blood lactate testing in another test later in the month. I had a chance to do an inexpensive one today w/o blood so I went ahead and did it. Here's the rest of the data: 0.91 181 0.92 195 0.92 196 0.94 196 0.95 196 0.95 200 0.96 200 0.96 186 0.97 199 0.97 191 0.97 197 0.97 199 0.98 200 0.98 200 0.99 197 1 198 1.01 188 1.01 188 1.01 205 1 205 0.99 178 0.98 178 0.99 205 0.98 183 0.97 206 0.96 206 0.95 206 0.98 209