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VO2 max

punctureboypunctureboy Posts: 217
edited September 2009 in MTB beginners
i did a VO2 max test last night, and my results came out as 47.96. is this any good? i'm not sure how accurate the test is. we basically ran as far as we could for 12 minutes on a track. i managed 2650m. not bad i reckon, considering i am 32 and weigh 18 stone!


  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976

    Looks like you may have done a version of the 'Balke test'. The weakness of this test is that experienced runners who know how to pace themselves correctly will score higher on the test.

    I suspect the lab method is the most accurate.
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  • anything of 45+ is a very good score for someone of your age.

    your not quite at lance armstrongs level of 85 yet though.

    and that test is called the cooper test or a cooper run.

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  • cool cheers guys. i did mess up my pacing by going off like a bull in a china shop lol. i'm aiming to get 7 full laps for next time.
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