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).
For an analysis of your VO2 max score see the VO2 max page.
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.
This test is suitable for active athletes but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.
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.
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.
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