VO2 Max Metabolic Test

VO2 max test is used to measure energy systems while exercising.

The metabolic test will measure physiological performance during a graded exercise test.  The test measures both oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide output. These values can determine maximal oxygen intake and energy systems being used during exercise.

Anaerobic threshold (AT) is the level of exercise beyond which lactic acid begins to accumulate in the muscles during anaerobic metabolism. This is directly correlated to the amount of CO2 being exhaled. This is when the athletes start to fatigue which relates to reduced performance. AT is accurately measured as The Armoury uses a device to measure both oxygen & carbon dioxide which is directly related to the AT.

A VO2 Max Metabolic Test is a way to measure how well your body uses oxygen when you’re exercising hard. It’s kind of like checking the engine of a car to see how efficiently it runs.

You usually do this test while running on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike. While you’re exercising, you wear a special mask that measures the amount of oxygen you breathe in and the amount of carbon dioxide you breathe out. These measurements help calculate your VO2 max, which is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use during intense exercise.

VO2 max is a good indicator of your cardiovascular fitness and endurance. The higher your VO2 max, the better your body is at delivering oxygen to your muscles when you’re working hard. This means you can exercise longer and harder without getting tired as quickly.

This gives you a clear picture of your cardiovascular fitness level and helps you tailor your workouts more effectively. Whether you’re an athlete looking to improve performance or someone trying to get healthier, knowing your VO2 max can help you set realistic goals and track your progress over time.