VO2 max test with blood lactate

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A maximal exercise test with oxygen consumption assessment to determine cardiorespiratory fitness. This measurement is considered to be the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. By using a mouthpiece and nose clip to capture your expired air, we directly measure volume and gas concentrations. The test involves either exercising on a treadmill or a bike at an intensity that increases every minute until exhaustion, and is designed to achieve a maximal effort in 8-12 minutes. Your heart rate, workload, and ventilatory thresholds measured during the test will help you monitor exercise intensity during your workouts and help guide your training and improve your fitness. A full report with all of your data and exercise recommendations will be provided. The Exercise Science Lab Director (Terence Moriarty - [email protected]) will email you regarding scheduling following receipt of payment or you can email and schedule in advance of payment (either works).

Add Blood Lactate: Lactate threshold testing is useful for determining exercise intensity for training and racing in endurance sports. The test involves exercising on a treadmill or a bike that increases in intensity every 3-8 minutes until exhaustion. This test lasts longer than the 8-12 min for a standard VO2max test, taking 20+ min. Blood lactate is sampled from either the ear lobe or finger throughout the test and blood lactate concentrations are used to determine your lactate threshold and maximal lactate concentration (if requested). Lactate threshold refers to the exercise intensity where lactate production exceeds clearance and is related to performance for endurance sports. A full report with all of your data will provided, along with exercise recommendations, if requested.