V-02 Max Testing in Longmont, CO

V-02 max testing is used to measure your maximum rate of oxygen consumption while performing exercise. The results of this test allow you to determine your level of aerobic fitness as well as endurance levels.

To take the test, you will wear a breathing mask while walking on a treadmill or riding on a stationary bike for 10-15 minutes. During this time, the intensity will be incrementally increased every 2-3 minutes, until your body shifts from switches from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism. For best results, it’s important to be well-rested before coming in for your V-02 max assessment.

From your results, we can evaluate your heart rates and oxygen use to determine the correct training intensity for you. In addition, we can show you how many calories you burn during physical activity, as well as whether those calories come from fat or glucose (carbohydrates). This powerful scientific information can help you take your athletic training to the next level.

Achieve your physical goals by learning more about how your body reacts to training intensity. For more information on our V-02 max test, please contact Longmont Spine & Physical Medicine today at 303-630-9842 to schedule a free consultation.