Calculating VO2 Max.pdf - Calculating VO2 Max To understand the VO2 max formulas let's first look at VO2 or the difference between the oxygen you

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Calculating VO2 Max To understand the VO2 max formulas, let's first look at VO2 , or the difference between the oxygen you breathe in and the amount you breathe out. The difference in oxygen levels between the air you inhale and the air you exhale indicates how much oxygen your body is using. You can calculate VO2 using the following formula: VO2 max = maximum milliliters of oxygen consumed in 1 minute / body weight in kilograms VO2 is measured in liters of oxygen consumed per minute and may be expressed in units of liters per minute (liters/minute). Your VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use. Since your body weight is used as part of this measurement, the units used are typically milliliters/kilograms/minutes. The following is the basic formula for calculating VO2 max: VO2 = (milliliters of air inhaled per minute)(percentage of oxygen in the air inhaled) / (milliliters of air Unformatted text preview: exhaled per minute)(percentage of oxygen in the air exhaled) Here are two of these alternate formulas for calculating your VO2 max: Using your resting heart rate and age: VO2 max = 15.3 x (MHR/RHR) MHR = Maximum heart rate (beats/minute) calculated using age = 208 - (0.7 x age) RHR = Resting heart rate (beats/minute) = number of heart beats in 20 seconds x 3 The Rockport Fitness Walking Test (RFWT) using a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) walk: VO2 max = 132.853 - (0.0769 x W) - (0.3877 x A) + (6.315 x G) - (3.2649 x T) - (0.1565 x H) W = Weight (in pounds) A = Age (in years) G = Gender factor, G = 0 for females and G = 1 for males T = Time to complete the 1-mile walk (in minutes) H = number of heart beats in 10 seconds at the end of the 1-mile walk...
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