VO2 Max

Training smart means understanding how to work the boundaries of your redline state. Often that's more intensity without more volume with better results.
Eating at the right times will give your body the fuel required to push through a challenging workout, activate fatty acids for energy burning, and promote muscle growth.
We've all heard the saying, "Too much of a good thing can be bad for you." Yes, that includes exercise.
So which is it? Should you eat before training? If so, how much, and how close to working out?
It's incredible how little you have to do to make a change in your levels of fitness so, why do people still have problems?
Couch potatoes get more out of high-intensity workouts because they stick with it longer. Enjoyment plays a big part.
Men do have an easier time packing on muscle, and their metabolisms tend to run faster but women may be better at rocking an intense workout.
Scientists found that after performing two maximal sprints, each additional sprint in a training session reduced the overall improvement in fitness by around 5% on average.
Research shows that maintaining the right level of vitamin D may improve six key areas of performance.
For those of you looking to drop a few pounds, let us look at what the science says.
If every trainer read Kenneth Jay's book, we would all be better equipped to help people improve their VO2 max and actually get fit.
Something to note here is the definition of fitness for most textbooks - VO2 max. Lifting heavy weights quickly doesn’t improve it.
If you have the EMR type of test and obtain all the data, there is a wealth of info you can use to reach your goals.
VO2 may be largely genetic, but it can be influenced by training - by as much 15%. That would take me from a 57 to an incredible 65.5 and potentially drop more than twenty minutes off my marathon.
Fitness is not only good for children’s bodies, but also for their minds. A recent study suggest that there is a cognitive benefit to at least a base level of fitness.
Are longer training programs always better? A recent study suggests no - at least not when it comes to hitting plateaus in VO2 max and other cardio markers.
It's common to hear coaches say the best way to get conditioned for a sport is to play that sport. New science proves that idea false and shows a need for structured training.