maximal oxygen consumption

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max·i·mal ox·y·gen con·sump·tion

(mak'si-măl ok'si-jĕn kŏn-sŭmp'shŭn)
Highest amount of oxygen a person can consume during maximal exercise of several minutes' duration. It is demonstrated by a leveling off or decline in oxygen consumption with increasing intensity.
Synonym(s): aerobic capacity, aerobic power, maximal oxygen uptake, VO2max.
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Soccer specific testing of maximal oxygen uptake. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2003; 43:139-44.
Regular training improves maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), which is a well-established measure of physical fitness.
Most recently, the role of the governor in limiting maximal oxygen uptake was the subject of a debate between Noakes and Marino (2009a) and Bjorn Ekblom (2009a) in the pages of the Journal of Applied Physiology.
Mean predicted maximal oxygen uptake (V[O.sub.2] max), which was predicted based on time taken to complete the walk test, heart rate at completion, weight, age, and gender, was 30 mL/kg per min for men and 21 mL/kg per min for women.
For the 5-month study, she and her associates randomized 19 sedentary women aged 22-41 years into two groups: 11 women who continued their sedentary lifestyle and 8 who participated in monitored exercise that equaled about 230 min/wk at 60% maximal oxygen uptake ([VO.sub.2] max), "the equivalent of a brisk walk," said Dr.
Cardiovascular fitness was based on each subject's maximal oxygen uptake, an assessment of their ability to metabolize and consume oxygen while exercising, said Dr.
Age causes decreases in muscular strength, respiratory efficiency, cardiac stroke volume and maximal oxygen uptake, and causes delays of pulse rate recovery and oxidative recovery from endurance activity.
Whether utilizing a traditional periodization model or an alternative periodization model (Issurin, 2010), key physiological measures such as maximal oxygen uptake ([VO.sub.2max]), ventilatory threshold (VT), heart rate (HR), and blood lactate (BL) are often used to monitor, prescribe, and measure training related performance gains for endurance athletes (Bunc et al., 1995).
For the football group, maximal oxygen uptake and maximal exercise capacity was improved by 10 percent, resting heart rate decreased by eight beats per minute and body fat mass dropped by an average of two kilograms.
The mean oxygen uptake for the final stage of the test was 48.5 ml x [kg.sup.-1] x [min.sup.-1] [+ or -] 3.3, which, although slightly higher than in the final stage of the similar, modern dance-based aerobic fitness test (DAFT) conducted previously, (7) still falls within the ranges of maximal oxygen uptake previously reported for classical ballet dancers.
Cooper et al, [11] studied the repeatability and criterion related validity of the 20-m multistage fitness test as a predictor of maximal oxygen uptake in active young men.
The investigators also measured the boys' maximal oxygen uptake. All the boys reported a sedentary lifestyle, spending 2 hours per week in recreational organized physical activity after school.

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