And helps you make sense of your results.
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Cardiovascular fitness - best indicator of fitness and heart health.
VO2Max is the max oxygen the heart can supply and muscles
can utilize to produce energy.
When VO2Max is low even daily activities can become challenging.
"Single best predictor of cardiovascular risk"
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION1
Elite athletes have twice the VO2Max as the average human.
1. Ross et al, The Importance of assessing cardiorespiratory fitness. Circulation Nov '16.
% drop in heart rate - best measure of wellness.
Quicker the drop in heart rate, better the recovery.
Recovery slows down when you are dealing with physical or mental stress, due to:
When recovery is slow - performance, wellness and energy levels are all likely to be sub-par.
Lactate [anaerobic] threshold - best predictor of endurance.
Lactic acid is produced as a by-product when muscles use glucose as fuel.
This creates the familiar sensation of "burn".
The lactate threshold is the highest intensity at which you can tolerate the amount of lactic acid being produced.
You can sustain this pace for ~60 minutes.
At intensities above the threshold, there is excess lactic acid produced, slowing you down when you cannot tolerate the "burn" anymore.
Revvo measures gold standard fitness metrics