Physical Therapy and Performance Lab

    • VO2 MAX is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use during exercise.  It is a combination of how much oxygen your lungs can take in and how efficient your muscles are in consuming and converting that oxygen for use.
    • Since oxygen is the most critical component to running a fast pace, your VO2 max is the best measure of your running fitness.
    • As you begin running your VO2 rate will increase and continue to increase until a point it can increase no more.  This plateau of where you can no longer utilize oxygen any faster is your VO2 max.
    • The higher your VO2 max, the better your fitness level.

    At Run Raleigh PT, learn your VO2 MAX and then use this data to form an exercise plan to improve your fitness level and performance.  Click on the VO2 MAX tab for more info or e-mail abby@runraleighpt.com for rates and scheduling