290719 VO2 Max Formula
By Danny M. O’Dell, M.A. CSCS
290719 Interested in what your VO2 Max may be?
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Here is a quick method to find out without using high priced equipment. It is equated to how far you are able to run in 12 minutes. K. H. Cooper, of the famed Cooper Institute came up with this equation for aerobic fitness.
The protocol is to warm up efficiently as it will be a maximum effort. Warm up and run on a level course. The course selected should have markings in meters so you know how far you have gone at the conclusion.
VO2 max= 33 + 0.17 (x-133)
X is the distance (in meters) covered in one minute
From Science of Sports Training by Thomas Kurz published by Stadion Publishing Company Island Pond, VT.
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