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Reach Peak Fitness

Are you looking for V02 max testing in Sydney? Described as ‘finding thresholds test’ – V02 max can help you to know your Dynamics and assist your work to achieve your full potential.

Fitness can be measured by the volume of oxygen you can consume while exercising at your maximum capacity. VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen in millilitres, one can use in one minute per kilogram of body weight.

Those who are fit have higher VO2 max values and can exercise more intensely than those who are not as well conditioned. Numerous studies show that you can increase your VO2 max by working out at an intensity that raises your heart rate to between 65 and 85% of its maximum for at least 20 minutes three to five times a week (referenced in French & Long (2012)[8]). A mean value of VO2 max for male athletes is about 3.5 litres/minute and for female athletes it is about 2.7 litres/minute.

Process for Increasing Fitness and reach your Peak Fitness according to your personal Physiological MakeUp

 

  1. Attend for testing of your personal ‘Max Value’ (MV)
  2. We give you your essential intensity Heart Rate figure
  3. Use your heart rate monitor & wear it while training
  4. Train at your MV for 20 mins 3 – 5 times per week
  5. Repeat
  6. Reach Peak Fitness

V02 Max

The term “VO2” is derived from V-volume of O2-oxygen. VO2max is the maximum volume of oxygen that the body can consume during intense, whole-body exercise. As exercise intensity increases so does oxygen consumption. However, a point is reached where exercise intensity can continue to increase without the associated rise in oxygen consumption. The point at which oxygen consumption plateaus defines the VO2 max or an individual’s maximal aerobic capacity. This volume is expressed either as an absolute rate in liters of oxygen per minute (l/min) or as a relative rate in millilitres of oxygen per kilogram of bodyweight per minute (ml/kg/min)

Prior to testing, all baseline measurements including heart rate, resting respiration and blood pressure will be recorded. During the test, the subjects is encouraged to exercise to exhaustion. The workload during the test would increase approximately every minute until maximum exertion is achieved. During the assessment, a small (pinprick) blood sample is taken at regular intervals from either a finger or ear-lobe to test blood lactate concentrations. Essentially, it is believed that as the athlete progresses to higher intensity during the test, the muscles need an increasing volume of oxygen, a process, which is continued until the supply of oxygen becomes limiting or the ability of the muscle to utilize oxygen is exceeded. At this point, there would be no further increase in oxygen uptake. Again, once an athlete reaches their VO2max, intensity and heart rate response increase without the associated rise in oxygen consumption, but this is not always observed. A two to three minute recovery time is always included to obtain recovery heart rate. All data is recorded continuously throughout the test period and the test can be stopped by the subject at any time for whatever reason.

From the data we can calculate your VO2 max and lactate thresholds which will give us a quantitive value of your current aerobic fitness. The lactate threshold will allow us to understand at what point in your heart rate and exertion levels do you start to produce more lactate than you are able to utilise which leads to fatigue. Knowing these values means we can validly guide you as to what physiological values to hover under in order to produce best times. The data produced will also give us tailored heart rate training zones to be used by yourself or your coach. It is often recommended to test at the beginning of the season and then at 2 month intervals to measure training progress.

 

Prior to your appointment we will email you a medical consent form and questionnaire.

We can arrange testing on the weekend, please call for the next available date.

 

Cost

The total cost for the testing is $300.00; which includes VO2 Max + Lactates + Sum 7 Skinfolds + Full report. We have the ability to test you on a running treadmill or bike.

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Forms

Prior to your appointment we will email you a medical consent form and questionnaire.

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When?

We can arrange testing on the weekend, please call for the next available date.

If you are keen to reach peak fitness, train at your best or have the help of precise science to guide your training or sporting efforts, book a V02 max test in Sydney now – contact us online or call 02 8544 3231.