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Normal (and Abnormal) Breathing Patterns at Rest

November 2, 2023

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale chats with Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, about breathing […]

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VO2max: A Brief History

August 29, 2020

In the early 1920’s researchers identified that there was a limited amount of oxygen that the body could uptake and consume. Coined VO2max, this measurement is now a mainstay in the evaluation of cardiorespiratory fitness for both health and performance.

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The Science of Metabolic Testing

CO2 and the Basics of Breathing

January 10, 2024

In this edition of the VO2 Master Education Series, performance coach Sean Seale and Dr. Andrew Sellars, Co-Founder of VO2 Master, delve into the […]

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Case Study – Interpretation of VO2max Test

December 29, 2020

In the last blog posts the physiology and proper testing protocols for maximal oxygen consumption have been discussed. The purpose of this post is […]

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How to Measure Exercise Efficiency

December 18, 2020

In this article, the first in our Advanced Series, we will be examining one method of accurately measuring exercise efficiency and economy.

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Physiology of Maximal Oxygen Consumption

July 29, 2020

Maximal oxygen capacity (VO2max) describes the bodies’ ability to maximally uptake oxygen from the atmosphere, and utilize it in the skeletal muscle mitochondria during intense full-body exercise. VO2max is considered the gold-standard for measuring cardiopulmonary function.

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The Historical Context of Measuring Oxygen Consumption

December 13, 2019

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. […]

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Validation & Research

VNR: UH study first to measure outrigger canoe paddling intensity

March 14, 2024

“University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa public health researchers are collecting data from outrigger canoe paddlers to determine the activity’s metabolic equivalents (METs), which show […]

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The groundbreaking science behind Supercaliber

February 27, 2024

“Cutting-edge testing reveals how Supercaliber Gen 2 is Trek’s fastest and most capable cross-country mountain bike ever With revamped Isostrut suspension, Supercaliber Gen 2 […]

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Effect of respiratory muscle endurance training on performance and respiratory function in professional cyclists during the off-season

January 15, 2024

The study aimed to analyze the effect of respiratory muscle endurance training (RMT) on performance and respiratory function in professional road cyclists during the off-season period.

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Accuracy of Tracking Devices’ Ability to Assess Exercise Energy Expenditure in Professional Female Soccer Players: Implications for Quantifying Energy Availability

January 15, 2024

The purpose of the study was to assess the accuracy of commonly used GPS/accelerometer-based tracking devices in the estimation of exercise energy expenditure (EEE) during high-intensity intermittent exercise.

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Backpack load carriage and uphill walking – what matters for hikers?

January 15, 2024

Hiking is becoming a very popular activity with more than 27 million participants recorded in France by the Fédération Française de Randonnée. Despite this […]

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Physiological and Mechanical Responses to a Graded Exercise Test in Traditional Rowing

February 18, 2023

Authors: Alfonso Penichet-Tomas , Jose M. Jimenez-Olmedo , Basilio Pueo and Javier Olaya-Cuartero Research Group in Health, Physical Activity, and Sports Technology (Health-Tech), Faculty […]

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Energy expenditure compared to mental focus & score in three modes of golf transport/play

December 23, 2022

Authors: Neil Ernest Wolkodoff 1, Gerald Martin Haase 2 and Ben Nathaniel Pennymon 3 1 Colorado Center for Health & Sport Science, Denver, Colorado.2 […]

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Physiological Demands of Basic Fire Management Tasks in Members of the Canadian Armed Forces: A Pilot Study

October 15, 2021

Authors: Étienne Chassé, MSc; Daniel Théoret, MSc; Martin P. Poirier, PhD; François Lalonde, PhD Introduction Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are required […]

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Validity and Reliability of the VO2 Master Pro for Oxygen Consumption and Ventilation Assessment

September 14, 2020

Authors: Montoye, Alexander HK; Vondrasek, Joseph D.; and Hancock, James B. II Conclusion In conclusion, our study found acceptable convergent validity and test-retest reliability […]

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Oxygen consumption in industrial tasks assisted by an upper limb exoskeleton

July 3, 2020

Authors: David Martínez Pascual Tutor/s: Nicolás M. García Aracil Summary “In view of the results obtained, oxygen consumption would indicate a decrease in fatigue […]

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Selective respiratory parameters and training of female tennis players

June 22, 2020

Authors: Pacholek, Jakub Advisor: Kočíb, Tomáš Summary “The respiratory parameters of our twin players were average compared to the general population and below average […]

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Reproducibility of oxygen consumption measurements with the vo2 master portable device

January 1, 2020

Authors: Kotnik, Polona Mentor: Fonda, Borut Commentator: Suhadolnik, Aleš Conclusion “…we can conclude that the use of the device VO2 Master in the specific environment with […]

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Speculating on Physiology in the Lab vs on the Road

December 26, 2019

Author: Jem Arnold Introduction “We’re seeing trends in systemic VO2, blood lactate, and local muscle oxygen that align with the literature on muscle recruitment […]

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VO2 Master versus Parvo TrueOne

November 27, 2019

Author: Jem Arnold Conclusion “…comparing the VO2 Master against one of the standard metabolic carts we have at our lab, the Parvo Medics TrueOne […]

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Objective and Subjective Effects of a Passive Exoskeleton on Overhead Work

October 3, 2019

Authors: Pauline Maurice, Jernej Camernik, Dasa Gorjan, Benjamin Schirrmeister,Jonas Bornmann, Luca Tagliapietra, Claudia Latella, Daniele Pucci, LarsFritzsche, Serena Ivaldi, et al. Summary “This paper […]

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Validity and Reliability of the VO2 Master

August 6, 2019

Author: James Webber Introduction This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of the VO2 Master when compared to a VacuMed metabolic simulator. […]

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