Helping Athletes Achieve Their Ambitions

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Train.Red—a world leader in scientific, wearable (f)NIRS equipment—is excited to announce that it will be collaborating with VO2 Master. Joining forces will lead to great opportunities, not only for each company, but especially for our valued customers. Read on… Read more

Debunking the Lactate Threshold Myth

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Many physiologic testing protocols in use today are based on poor science, and do not make use of the available evidence, which has proven fundamental errors in the protocols themselves. The continued propagation of the myth of a lactate threshold… Read more

VO2max: A Determinant of Team Sport Performance

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In this fifth article of our Introductory Series, we identify and discuss factors that affect athletic performance in team sports. Athletic Capacities Without question, physical capacity of athletes is an important element of success in every team sport. This involves… Read more

Measuring Maximal Oxygen Consumption

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In this fourth installment of our Introductory Series, we examine how to accurately measure maximal oxygen consumption, as well as discuss some of the implications associated with different testing protocols. What is Maximal Oxygen Consumption? Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) describes… Read more

How to Train Based on Metabolic Test Values

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This is the third article of our Introductory Series. If you’re new to metabolic analysis or need a refresher on the subject, then this series is for you. On the other hand, if you’re experienced in the field of VO2… Read more

How the Body Uses Oxygen

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This is the second article of our Introductory Series. If you’re new to metabolic analysis or need a refresher on the subject, then this series is for you. On the other hand, if you’re advanced in the field of VO2… Read more

An Introduction to Metabolic Testing

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Welcome to the first article of our Introductory Series. If you’re new to metabolic analysis or need a refresher on the subject, then this series is for you. On the other hand, if you’re advanced in the field of VO2… Read more

Maximal Oxygen Consumption for Health and Performance

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Maximal oxygen consumption (VO₂max) and its relationship to whole-body health and performance. The Basics Maximal oxygen consumption (VO₂max) is the maximal rate of oxygen a person can uptake and use during intense physical activity. Typically, VO₂max is reported in 1… Read more

A Primer on Exercise Efficiency and Economy

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Elite level endurance performance requires an athlete to have a large (>70 ml/kg/min) aerobic engine (VO2max) of which a high percentage (75-90%) of that maximal value can be maintained for upwards of 2 hours. This combination is augmented further by… Read more

The Historical Context of Measuring Oxygen Consumption

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There is an existence of a finite rate of oxygen consumption that exists during intense exercise, of which no further effort will increase.A.V. Hill and Colleagues 1923 Identification of VO2max The pioneering work of A.V. Hill, Hartley Lupton, and… Read more