V02 Max – The Gold Standard
During movement, muscles need energy. As activity or exercise becomes prolonged and more intense, muscles demand more energy. To provide this “fuel” to muscles, the heart must pump a sufficient amount of oxygenated blood throughout the body to meet the increased requirement for energy. Therefore, the more oxygen you can use during high level activity, the more energy you can produce, leading to greater fitness, health, and performance.
VO2 max, or maximal oxygen consumption, is the amount (volume) of oxygen your body uses while doing intense or maximal exercise. Considered the gold standard in assessing your current level of fitness and cardiovascular health, the Optimal Body Lab employs leading-edge technologies used to assess and guide elite athletes, coaches, and universities worldwide. The information gained from this test allows for a precisely matched plan of action that takes the guess work out of personalization and makes your journey more efficient and effective.