The Infamous Vo2Max Test!

Today I travelled to DCU to have my vo2 Max tested. The purpose of this is to test your aerobic efficiency. The test involved running on a treadmill for 11-15 minutes at a constant 12kmph. After the initial warm-up period the gradient would increase every 60 seconds.


I found the test difficult, as it should be, but I wasn’t overly pleased with the result (46.3). The sports scientist who ran the test me said that a 15 point increase would be achievable with specific hard rep training.

I wasn’t expecting to set any records. I just like geeking out on things that I’m interested in! I will definitely go back next year to see how I’ve improved!

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