maximum aerobic capacity


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maximum aerobic capacity

Abbreviation: VO2 max BP
The maximum amount of physiological work that an individual can do, as measured by oxygen consumption. VO2 max is determined by the combination of aging and cardiovascular conditioning and is associated with the efficiency of oxygen extraction in the tissues.
Synonym: maximal oxygen uptake
See also: capacity
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Most HIIT programs recommend the high-intensity bout to be at least 90% of one's maximum aerobic capacity or 95% of one's maximum heart rate (HRmax).
The association between exercise capacity and all-cause death was graded, with the strongest risk in the tertile with the lowest maximum aerobic capacity. The effect of aerobic capacity on risk of death was second only to smoking."

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