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How VO2Max Testing Can Help You Lose Weight

Losing weight can be a difficult task. It seems like everyone is always touting their own weight loss solution, and it can be hard to know who to believe. One thing that many people don't consider is VO2Max testing. Traditionally used for athletes, you might be questioning why this type of testing would help with your weight loss goals? In this blog post, we will discuss how VO2Max testing can help and why it could be important.

The VO2Max test measures how well your body utilises oxygen. This is used to evaluate how strong your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs) and also accurately measures how many calories you burn during exercise.

When you exercise, you need oxygen to create energy. The more oxygen you consume, the more calories you will burn. VO2Max is a measurement of how much oxygen you can absorb per minute; the fitter you are, the higher your VO2Max will be.

1. A higher VO2Max increases calorie burn

Increasing your VO2Max helps you burn more calories. By exercising at a higher % of your VO2Max, you can burn more calories in a shorter amount of time. This is because your body is able to burn more oxygen therefore, you will be able to work out harder for a longer period of time without feeling as tired.

If you improve your fitness, you will be also be able to for longer and burn more calories.

2. A higher VO2Max helps you live longer, and better

Cardiorespiratory Fitness (VO2 max) is the strongest independent predictor of future life expectancy in both healthy and cardiorespiratory-diseased individuals. So a higher VO2Max will not just help you live longer, but will also improve the years you live.

3. Results don't lie

Seeing exactly where you are now, where you need to be, and having a clear path to get there is very motivating. This is what you will get with a VOMax test. After the test, you'll receive an in-depth report that outlines your fitness level and provides specific recommendations on how to improve it.

If weight loss is one of your goals, consider getting a VOMax test done. It can be an eye-opening experience and help give you the guidance you need to reach your goals.

4. Tailored exercise

The best way to develop your VO2Max is to train at 95% of your VO2Max. The only way to know your VO2Max is to test it. Once you know your maximum, then you can use a heart rate monitor to train in the correct zone. Athletes have been using VOMax testing to improve their performance for years, and weight loss is no different.

5. Burn more fat

Increasing cardiovascular fitness can improve your ability to use fat as a fuel source during exercise and at rest. This can help improve performance, body composition and health. VO2Max testing can tell you what intensity you should be working at to improve your fat burning.

6. Eat more carbs!

Improving your VO2Max increases muscle glycogen (carbohydrate) stores and the amount you can use when exercising. This enables you to eat and enjoy more carbohydrates without putting on unwanted weight!

Did you want to get fitter, healthier and lose weight?

When it comes to weight loss, everyone is different. What works for one person may not work for another. That's why it's important to find a weight loss solution that fits your individual needs. One thing you may want to consider is our Ignite programme, which combines VO2Max testing with a metabolism test. This type of testing can help you determine how to best exercise and eat for your weight loss goals.

So, there you have it! We hope this blog post has got you thinking that a VOMax test can be a valuable tool for weight loss. If you are interested in learning more or getting tested, please contact us today. We would be happy to help!


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