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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Effect of BMI, Body Fat Percentage and Fat Free Mass on Maximal Oxygen Consumption in Healthy Young Adults.
Taken together, the average value for maximal oxygen consumption (i.e., the measure used to determine fitness status) in this study was 59.5 mL*[kg.sup.-1]*[min.sup.-1].
Fueger, "Is there a disassociation of maximal oxygen consumption and maximal cardiac output?" Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol.
The results in this study show that physical activity have benefits in blood pressure among sick people and improve their maximal oxygen consumption. These can help patients in physical function and aerobic capacity and may give them further benefits.
A new single-stage step test for the clinical assessment of maximal oxygen consumption. Phys Ther.
It revealed significant increased effect of interval training programme on maximal oxygen consumption and high-density lipoprotein.
Maximal oxygen consumption is considered the gold standard of cardio-pulmonary and muscle cell fitness.
We performed a crossover trial with 8 subjects, cyclists with high degree of training, which was previously done ergospirometry to determine maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max).
Juneau reports that the maximal oxygen consumption - which tells you whether it was a good workout - was almost the same using both types of cycles.
BMI: Body mass index; % Fat: percentage of body fat; [HR.sub,max]: Maximal heart rate; [??][O.sub.2max]: Maximal oxygen consumption. * Difference between men and women (p [less than or equal to] 0.05).
Primary endpoints of change in left-ventricular endsystolic volume were assessed by echocardiography, maximal oxygen consumption and reversible defect on single-photo emission tomography.
Interval training is about increasing your maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max).

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