VO2 Max, or Maximal Oxygen Consumption, refers to the maximum amount of oxygen an individual utilizes during intense or maximal exercise. The more oxygen used, the more calories burned and the more energy a person produces. This is what a VO2 Max test measures and why it is considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance.
At a given heart rate, an individual who is better trained has muscles that can extract more oxygen from the blood allowing the individual to perform more intensely. The VO2 Max test simultaneously tracks heart rate, oxygen consumption and intensity or workload. It is the gold standard for determining cardiorespiratory fitness for athletes as well as individuals concerned with maintaining heart health.
Bini uses VO2 max test results to adjust training regimens, nutrition plans, and to track performance improvement. Bini can determine the precise threshold and target heart rate that will enable each individual to exercise more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. Periodic retesting provides motivating feedback as the fitness program progresses.