“(VO2 Max by CardioCoach) gives me a precise and somewhat unique training method. My clients now have what was once reserved for the very best elite athletes, and consequently, an edge on their competition.” —Michael Briant
GET THE TOOLS TO SET REALISTIC GOALS AND ASSESS IMPROVEMENT.
Many people are inefficient exercisers, with no understanding of how heart rate, intensity or duration would best help them reach their specific goals such as fat burning, endurance training, or cardio conditioning.
A VO₂ Max Test gives you the following measurements for a better workout:
ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD (AT)
Even though extensive training can sometimes cause an athlete to reach a plateau in VO2 Max, he can still use his VO 2 Max test results to make further improvements in performance. This is accomplished as he pushes to increase anaerobic threshold (AT) and maintain that threshold for longer periods of time. This enhances both endurance and cardiovascular performance.
An initial VO 2 Max Test can clarify the precise target heart rates that will enable each individual to exercise more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. Periodic resting provides motivating feedback as the fitness program progresses. Studies show that previously sedentary people training at 75% of aerobic power for 30 minutes, 3 times a week over 6 months increase VO 2 Max an average of 15-20%.
A VO₂ Max test determines the number of calories burned during every level of exercise. Additionally, adding an Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test will give a scientific measurement of how many calories a person is burning a day – a vital piece of information when designing a weight loss regimen.
VO₂ Max Testing is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Put on a heart rate strap and face mask.
2. As directed by your trainer, you will start exercising on a treadmill or cycle. You will start at a low intensity, gradually increasing the intensity of exercise over a period of 6 to 20 minutes.
3. When you are finished, your trainer will give you a simple, insightful report that can be uploaded to an easy-to-use app.
To get the most out of your VO2 Max Test, be sure to refrain from exercise or endurance training for 24-hours prior to test, avoid food, tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine for at least 3 hours before testing, and continue medications as usual.
Consider the following return on investment for a facility using a CardioCoach PLUS for both VO₂ and RMR testing. (All costs are estimated for purpose of illustration)
VO₂ tests per year
(avg 20 tests per month)
Fee per VO₂ test
RMR tests per year
(avg 20 tests per month)
Fee per RMR test
½ hour @ $20 per hour. 480 tests
Equipment costs, unit
Equipment costs, MetaBreather mouthpieces @ $725 per 100 pack
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