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Debunking the Lactate Threshold Myth

May 13, 2021 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 the story

VO2max: A Determinant of Team Sport Performance

March 15, 2021 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 the story

Measuring Maximal Oxygen Consumption

February 15, 2021 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 the story

How to Train Based on Metabolic Test Values

January 23, 2021 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 the story

How to Measure Exercise Efficiency

December 18, 2020 Welcome to the VO2 Master Advanced Series of articles. In this collection of compositions, we will visit some of the more complex aspects of metabolic analysis. If you’re experienced in this subject, then this series is for you. In this… Read the story

How the Body Uses Oxygen

December 1, 2020 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 the story

An Introduction to Metabolic Testing

November 17, 2020 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 the story

Physiology of Maximal Oxygen Consumption

July 29, 2020 Maximal Oxygen Consumption 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. Indeed,… Read the story

The Three Major Physiological Factors that Predict Elite Endurance Performance

November 27, 2019 Elite level endurance performance is thought to be dictated by a combination of an athlete’s VO2max, metabolic threshold, and efficiency/economy. This combination results in the ability of the athlete to maximally uptake and utilize oxygen, while maintaining energy homeostasis… Read the story