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What you need to know about Vo2 Max in triathlon

By Philipp Schwoerer on July 28, 2017 -

vo2 max, triathlon

AthGene Ambassador Dario Vasquez (Scientist and Triathlete) will teach you all there is to know about VO2 Max; how you calculate it, how it is impacted by your genes, and what role it plays in his favorite sport, Triathlon.

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Improve your VO2 max: Train hard & know your genetic potential

By Philipp Schwoerer on March 15, 2017 -

vo2 max, fitness

When reading about fitness and endurance sports, one of the first terms you stumble upon is “VO2 max”. The rule of thumb is: The higher your VO2 max, the better. Knowing that seems to be enough, but it also makes you wonder: “What does it actually mean!?”

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Do you have a high VO2 Max?

By Vanessa Santos on March 15, 2017 -

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VO2 Max is your aerobic capacity and it’s normally tested on a treadmill or on a bicycle. It’s a measure expressed in millilitres of oxygen per kilogramme of body weight per minute (ml/kg/min), translating the peak oxygen uptake during a maximal cardio effort. It is a key factor in determining one’s training performance, that is why it is used by many athletes to calculate their level of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. Imagine that you run as hard as you can, eventually hitting that point where you couldn’t possible do it harder – that’s when you reach your VO2 Max.