How is a VO2 Max Test Conducted?
The client puts on a mask and heart rate strap. The mask is connected to a device via the VO₂ hose.
The client exercises on a stationary piece of exercise equipment such as a bicycle, treadmill, or stair stepper. They gradually increase their intensity over a period of 6 to 20 minutes until the device indicates that the anaerobic threshold has been detected. At this point, the client may stop exercising and begin a cool down phase.
The device compiles the data, analyzes the results and will print a fitness profile in a simple, insightful report where exercise zones are identified allowing trainers to further customize their client’s workout.