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What is VO2Max

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A scientific primer on what VO2Max is, why its considered the single best indicator of fitness and health and how it can be measured.

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What is VO2Max

  1. 1. What is VO2Max? [Physical Fitness | Aerobic Capacity | Cardio Respiratory Fitness] VO2Max = max oxygen the body can uBlize The body uses oxygen to burn fuel to produce energy – so more the oxygen your body can use, more the energy you can produce. Its like the “engine size” of the human body.
  2. 2. n=750 There’s a 21% correla>on between ac>vity and fitness i.e. coun>ng steps and calories won’t tell you if you’re fit Why Measure VO2Max?
  3. 3. VO2Max = Most Vital of Vital Signs 3.5 = Basal Oxygen Needs = 97.5 Highest Ever Measured for Humans Single best indicator of physical fitness, athleEc potenEal and cardiovascular health. Units : ml/kg/min (milliliters of oxygen per kg of body weight per minute) MEN
  4. 4. VO2Max = Most Vital of Vital Signs 3.5 = Basal Oxygen Needs = 97.5 Highest Ever Measured for Humans Single best indicator of physical fitness, athleEc potenEal and cardiovascular health. Units : ml/kg/min (milliliters of oxygen per kg of body weight per minute) MEN WOMEN
  5. 5. Elite Athletes: 2x VO2Max MEN
  6. 6. VO2Max Drops 1%/Yr. As We Age MEN
  7. 7. Similar PaQern For Women WOMEN
  8. 8. What is VO2Max? Aerobic Capacity Max oxygen the body can uBlize Muscle O2 Uptake Max oxygen muscles can burn Cardiac Output Max oxygen the heart can supply = * VO2 Max Ca-Cv SV*HR [Physical Fitness | Aerobic Capacity | Cardio Respiratory Fitness]
  9. 9. American Heart AssociaEon “Most important overall correlate of health”1 “Strongest predictor of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality”1 “All adults should have CRF (VO2Max) measured on a regular basis … similar to other preventaEve services”2 1.  Kaminsky et al A National Registry for Cardiorespiratory Fitness. Circulation. 2013;127:652-662 2.  Ross et al The Importance of Assessing CRF in Clinical Practice. Circulation 2016, 134:00-00 MEN WOMEN
  10. 10. VO2Max and Heart Disease 10% increase in VO2 Max leads to a 15% decline in risk of heart a<acks
  11. 11. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(12):1245-1253. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2014.06.1184 VO2Max and Blood Pressure Higher fitness level delays BP symptoms by ~20 years versus low fitness
  12. 12. VO2Max and Other Indicators Moderately High VO2Max (>41 for men and >36 for women): •  Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes •  Improves cogniBve funcBon •  Prevents the ‘brain from shrinking’ •  Improves success in exams •  Reduces risk of depression •  Increases basal metabolic rate •  Reduces risk of breast, ovarian and prostrate cancer MEN WOMEN
  13. 13. Normally Measured In a Lab Expensive ~$25-45k for gold standard kit + cost of exercise equipment + consumables =~ $150 per test Cumbersome > Oxygen controlled room > Equipment calibra>on, maintenance > Hand signals to communicate Not fun! Most people don’t seem to enjoy breathing into face masks Therefore, Very Few Test
  14. 14. Revvo Makes it Easy to Measure VO2Max
  15. 15. Lab Standard Accuracy METHODOLOGY 19 subjects tested on Revvo and also tested in a lab using gold standard Parvomedics metabolic cart that measured their respiratory gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide etc.). The sample consisted of men and women, 30-50 years of age, with VO2Max levels ranging from 18 to 70. Data on file R² = 0.97692 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Revvo VO2Max Lab VO2Max Revvo Versus Lab VO2Max Values
  16. 16. The Revvo Fitness Profile
  17. 17. Closer you train to your max, quicker the increase in your VO2Max Training Intensity (% VO2Max) Increase in Fitness (r VO2Max) How to Improve VO2Max?
  18. 18. FREE VO2Max Test ($150 Value!) SCHEDULE YOUR TEST: hQp://revvo.co we’ve been to:

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