February 18, 2022Train.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 the story
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
March 15, 2021
In this fifth article of our Introductory Series, we identify and discuss factors that affect athletic performance in team sports.
Without question, physical capacity of athletes is an important element of success in every team sport. This involves… Read the story
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
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
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 to walk through the analysis of a completed VO2max test and determine how the participant compares… Read the story
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
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
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
September 29, 2020
Exercise efficiency, or economy of motion describes the bodies’ ability to translate chemical energy into locomotion. In this post, the best practices for measuring economy/efficiency are described. One of the main benefits of measuring exercise economy is that it can… Read the story
August 29, 2020
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 the story
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