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VO2 max calculated from a race result

Using the result of a race (>1.5 km) it is possible to predict your VO2 max score (Daniels 2005)[1].

VO2 max calculator

For an estimate of your VO2 max enter the race distance, your time and then select the 'Calculate' button.

Distance Time hours minutes seconds
       
  VO2 Max mls/kg/min

For an analysis of your VO2 max score see the VO2 max page.

Analysis

Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's VO2 max.

Target Group

This test is suitable for active athletes but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.

Reliability

Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.

Validity

The degree to which this test meets its objective is medium. For an assessment of your VO2 max see the VO2 max normative data tables.

Advantages

  • Minimal equipment required
  • Simple to set up and conduct
  • The test can be administered by the athlete
  • Can be conducted almost anywhere

Disadvantages

  • None

Free Calculator


References

  1. DANIELS, J. (2005) Daniels Running Formula. 2nd Ed. Leeds, UK: Human Kinetics. p. 48

Related References

The following references provide additional information on this topic:

  • WEBB, C. et al. (2014) Estimating VO2max Using a Personalized Step Test. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 18 (3), p. 184-197
  • SULLIVAN, K. et al. (2014) Aerobic Fitness Levels and Validation of a Non Exercise VO 2max Prediction Equation for HIV-Infected Patients on HAART. HIV clinical trials, 15 (2), p. 69-77
  • REXHEPI, A. M., & BRESTOVCI, B. (2014) Prediction of vo2max based on age, body mass, and resting heart rate. Human Movement, 15 (1), p. 56-59

Page Reference

The reference for this page is:

  • MACKENZIE, B. (2000) VO2 max calculated from a race result [WWW] Available from: http://www.brianmac.co.uk/vo2race.htm [Accessed

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