VO2 Max

What's a good score ?

7 messages
21/10/2002 at 16:47
Hi everybody,

Just wondering what a good score might be on a VO2 Max test. I am by the way 36yrs old.

Cheers,

Andy
21/10/2002 at 19:36
Don't know the answer - but try this site

http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/MinuteRun.html
22/10/2002 at 09:06
Not too sure, but I did one at my gym a few years ago and I seem to remember that above 50 was good, possibly even something lower. Guess it depends what you mean by good.
22/10/2002 at 09:09
Just went looking via Google out of curiosity - try this link:

http://www.coolrunning.com/major/97/training/hampson.html

It has figures for leading distance athletes, amongst other things.

Cheers, Iain
22/10/2002 at 09:24
Thanks guys - good info

Andy
22/10/2002 at 13:02
Andy, I'm 35 and according to my HRM V02 calculation my Vo2 is 51 which as I remember puts me in the 'very good' and close to 'excellent' for my age.
22/10/2002 at 13:43
see http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/ this has loads of info on v02 max and different ways to measue and improve it

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