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    VO2 Max

    How reliable are fitness watches in measuring VO2 Max and other related fitness stats?

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    This is from yesterday’s run. How accurate is this value?

    Thank you

    #2
    Answering my own question

    https://sites.udel.edu/coe-engex/201...2max-estimate/

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      #3
      Originally posted by Musical gym View Post
      Great to hear that they're quite accurate - mine reached 56 the other day and I was very happy, but at the same time half-convinced it would be way off...

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        #4
        Originally posted by bohica View Post

        Great to hear that they're quite accurate - mine reached 56 the other day and I was very happy, but at the same time half-convinced it would be way off...
        That’s great! I’m working on improving my VO2.

        I’m using Garmin Forerunner 245.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Musical gym View Post

          That’s great! I’m working on improving my VO2.

          I’m using Garmin Forerunner 245.
          I'm using a Fenix 5, which has a million features I'll never use!

          What are you doing to improve VO2? And are you training for any specific race or event?

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            #6
            Originally posted by bohica View Post

            I'm using a Fenix 5, which has a million features I'll never use!

            What are you doing to improve VO2? And are you training for any specific race or event?
            lol mine isn’t as advanced as yours, but it serves me well. I still need to know how to make it read my performance when doing ab exercises.

            I started running just recently. I’m planning to do 10k in 2 months and 21k in October.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Musical gym View Post

              lol mine isn’t as advanced as yours, but it serves me well. I still need to know how to make it read my performance when doing ab exercises.

              I started running just recently. I’m planning to do 10k in 2 months and 21k in October.
              I've never been able to make a Garmin accurately read a strength workout so have stopped trying now.

              Running will certainly boost your VO2. Interval sessions make you feel like puking but are well worth it.

              Best of luck with the 10km and half-marathon

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                #8
                Originally posted by bohica View Post

                I've never been able to make a Garmin accurately read a strength workout so have stopped trying now.

                Running will certainly boost your VO2. Interval sessions make you feel like puking but are well worth it.

                Best of luck with the 10km and half-marathon
                I’m fiddling around with it. I have created some workouts but still have to test them. I have been busy eating on my birthday lol. Tomorrow morning I’m going for a run, I’ll try to break my previous record 3.2k.

                ill check the interval sessions. Thank you for the tip. And good luck to you too

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                  #9
                  My VO2 Max has dropped to 42

                  Any DB special program/plan for increasing VO2 Max?

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                    #10
                    bohica How do I do the intervals? 1k full speed x 5? Any suggestion? Thank you

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                      #11
                      Musical gym if you're relatively new to it, I'd go for shorter intervals. 1km is quite long for an interval, you're supposed to be able to maintain a high level of effort throughout.

                      Start with 100m X 10 - really go for it on the 100m then rest for 30sec. Try 200m or 400m with longer rest. It might feel like you're doing less running than 1km X 5 but it should be more effort if you really push it.

                      Or do Tabata intervals : 20 seconds hard, 10 seconds rest X 8

                      There's plenty of ideas online but it all comes down to short periods of intense effort followed by rest, then repeat.

                      Hope this helps

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                        #12
                        bohica I’m totally new to running and intervals

                        thank you so much for your input 👍 I’ll try them next week as on Saturday I have a 8k run. By the way, I ran for 10k last week 💪🏼

                        This evening I did 3.22k including 1k full power (5ish km/h pace the rest 6ish) my vo2max has increased a bit

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