# How is VO2max calculated?

### How is VO2max calculated?

There is a link between VO2max and VMA, with the following “Léger formula”: VO2max = VMA x CE with CE the energy cost or running savings in mL/kg/km. This energy cost depends on each runner, and an average value used is of 210 mL/kg/km, i.e. VO2max = 3.5 x MAV.

### How does VO2max work?

The VO2maxis the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use per unit time. To put it simply, it is the quantity of oxygen that the lungs are able to inspire, transmit into the blood and that the muscles will have to capture.

### How does the Garmin watch calculate VO2max?

To be able to display an estimate of your VO2 max., the device requires heart rate data as well as data from a brisk walk or a timed run (up to 15 minutes). Press and hold the touch screen. Select My Stats > VO2 max.

### How is the VMA calculated?

After a warm-up, you must cover the greatest possible distance in 6 minutes. Procedure of the test: you have traveled 1560 meters in 6 minutes, you divide your distance traveled by 100 and you obtain your VMA (1560/100 = 15.6 km/h).

### How to improve your VO2max?

The VO2max can be improved by 15 to 30% with specific training, in particular by: Ground work: also called fundamental endurance work or basic endurance work, ground work consists of training at low intensity (60 to 75% of HRmax) over a long period of time.

### What VO2 max at 50?

Values ​​varying from 25 to more than 90 ml/min/kg depending on the individual

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45-49

### What are the parameters that influence the value of VO2 max?

VO2 max: different values ​​depending on the person Different parameters influence VO2 max: gender, age and level of physical activity. Genetics also influence the VO2 max value. VO2 max tends to decrease from the age of 30. VO2 max is higher in men than in women.

### What are the effects of genetics on VO2 max value?

Genetics also influence the VO2 max value. VO2 max tends to decrease from the age of 30. VO2 max is higher in men than in women. Endurance athletes and top athletes have a higher VO2 max.

### What is VO2 max?

VO2 max is an indicator of a person’s physical condition and fitness level. For athletes, this tool is useful for evaluating their performance in endurance events (running, marathon, trail running, cycling, cross-country skiing, etc.).

### What are the criteria for calculating VO2max?

Gender: Men have a 15 to 30% higher VO2max than women. On average, it is between 45 and 50 ml/min/kg for men and between 35 and 40 ml/min/kg for women; The weight: whether you are too fat or too thin, the VO2max will be greatly reduced, especially since the weight is precisely taken into account in its calculation;