This test is designed to give you an idea of your cardiovascular fitness. Please pay particular attention to the right hand column of values.
MET capacity is your body's ability to expend energy compared to resting values. One MET is equivalent to your body's metabolism at rest.
VO2 Max is an estimation of your body's ability to utilize oxygen for energy; measured by the volume of oxygen per body weight per time (mL/kg/min).
Population Average is the average VO2 Max value for people of your age and sex.
Score of your VO2 Max can also give you an idea of how you compare to your population. 50 is the mean score.
Rating of your VO2 Max can be, "Excellent", "Good", "Average", "Fair", or "Poor". If you fall in these latter categories, don't despair. Regular exercise, if performed properly, can improve your fitness at any age.
|Men (18-22 yrs)||Men (40-50 yrs)||Women (18-22 yrs)||Women (40-50 yrs)|
An appropriate training intensity can be selected based upon your goals, available time, fitness level, etc. See aerobic components.
|Fitnesss Level||Low||Moderate||High||Very HIgh|
|% Max Heart Rate||50||60||66||70||74||77||81||85||88||90||92||100|
|% VO2 max||28||42||50||56||60||65||70||75||80||83||85||100|
It is recommended to consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.