As covered in June edition of Run Magazine
What is the right strategy to get better and more efficient at running? To answer this question clearly, Run Magazine came to consult with Denis Boucher our Chief Science Officer of CloudBody but also coach an specialist in exercise physionomy.
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VO2 max (also maximal oxygen consumption, maximal oxygen uptake, peak oxygen uptake or maximal aerobic capacity) is the maximum rate of oxygen consumption as measured during incremental exercise, most typically on a motorized treadmill or an adjustable indoor bike.
It is a key factor that can determine an athlete's capacity to perform sustained exercise and is linked to aerobic endurance. VO2 max refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise. It is measured as "milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight."
The best indicator of an athlete's cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance because theoretically, the more oxygen you can use during high-level exercise, the more energy you can produce. This is often the case with elite endurance athletes who typically have very high VO2 max values.
20 years of research conducted with hundreds of patients in the fields of Sports and Fitness allowed out team to build an algorithm capable of interpreting the activity data generated by your incremental effort. When your body is pushed to the limits within the boundaries of safety and when this data is tied to the test protocol we provide and is combined with our historical trends, we can achieve results in our analysis that are as close to those you would reach in a laboratory with expensive equipment.