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VO2 Max

VO2 max, or the maximal oxygen uptake, is the total amount of oxygen that your muscles can extract from your blood per minute. It represents the overall strength of the aerobic system.

Knowing your VO2 max is important for an athlete because it gives you insight to your cardiovascular health and current physical limits. A strong aerobic system means you can utilize more oxygen during exercise, which allows you to produce more energy with greater efficiency.

During intermittent exercise, like team and combat sports, VO2 max plays an important role in the between-effort recovery. During these events where the critical moments are short, explosive, and highly intense a strong aerobic system will enable the athlete to have the ability to recover quickly between these crucial efforts.

The same principle is true in training--the ability to recover quickly between specific training bouts ultimately allows more quality training within the program.

What does the metabolic assessment tell us?

  • Metabolic Efficiency

  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness

  • Type II / Fast-twitch Muscles VS Type I / Slow-twitch Muscles

  • Fat Burning Efficiency

  • Breathing Efficiency

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