ESS 3091- 5- Exercise Metabolism- Student-2

Absolute vo2 vo2 can be reported relative to body

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Unformatted text preview: energy consumption” or “energy cost” ◦ ~5 kcals are expended for every L of O2 that’s consumed Relative vs. Absolute VO2 VO2 can be reported “relative” to body weight (i.e. mL/kg/min) or in “absolute” terms (mL/min, L/min) Relative VO2 allows for the comparison of VO2 across individuals of different body sizes ◦ i.e. comparison of VO2max values ◦ estab. “norms” or categories of fitness ◦ The reference estimate for resting metabolic rate: VO2= 3.5 mL/kg/min VO2max & Fitness Category Males Percentile (20-29y) VO2max (mL/kg/min) Females Percentile (20-29y) VO2max (mL/kg/min) 99 61.2 Superior 99 55.0 Superior 75 49.2 Good 75 43.4 Good 50 43.9 Fair 50 37.4 Fair 25 39.5 Poor 25 32.4 Poor 1 <26.6 Very Poor 1 <22.6 Very Poor Percentile VO2max (mL/kg/min) 99 58.3 Superior Males (30-39y) Percentile VO2max (mL/kg/min) 99 52.5 Females Superior (30-39y) 75 40.3 Fair 50 35.2 Fair 37.6 Poor 25 30.9 Poor <26.6 Very Poor 1 <22.6 Very Poor 75 47.5 Good 50 42.4 25 1 Good MET Metabolic ◦ ◦ Equivalent 1 MET = 3.5 mL/kg/min (memorize this!) the average energy cos...
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