how to show gains in VO2max for your clients

how to show gains in VO2max for your clients

The best way to know your client has improved their VO2max is to measure it

Hi, I’m Steve Selig, the founder of fit test. In this short video I’m just going to show you how easy it is to do pre and post testing using fit.test to enable you to track progress in VO2max for your clients. 

In the example above, two exercise tests used customized protocols on a cycle ergometer starting at 80 watts and progressing by 10 watts per minute up to fatigue in both cases. This is very very easy test to conduct. If you are not sure how to do this, all you need to do is watch my videos on this topic or contact me on

Both tests reached the same HRpeak = 155 bpm but even that is not necessary for this to work well.

This HRpeak represents 92% of the age predicted maximum heart rate. But if you have reason to believe that the client’s actual HRpeak is equivalent to their age-predicted HRpeak, then use that instead.  VO2peak  has improved up by about 8% over that three month period. 

So I hope you can use fit test very successfully to document at the any progress made by your clients. And because the tests are so easy to do, repeat testing can be just like part of a training session.  But in any case, these are tests are so easy. 

Pre and post testing using fit.test

So that’s all I have to say in this short post. Have a great day and I’ll speak to you again soon. Bye for now.