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VO2 max formula

The Rockport Fitness Walking Test is conducted as follows:

Choose a windless day to conduct the test Record your weight Walk one mile (1609 metres) as fast as possible Record the time to complete the one mile walk Immediately on finishing the walk record your heart rate (beats per minute) Determine you VO2 max from the calculator below

The formula used to calculate VO2 max is:

132.853 - (0.0769 Weight) - (0.3877 Age) + (6.315 Gender) - (3.2649 Time) - (0.1565 Heart rate)


Weight is in pounds (lbs) Gender Male = 1 and Female = 0 Time is expressed in minutes and 100ths of minutes Heart rate is in beats/minute Age is in years

Cooper test[
Kenneth H. Cooper conducted a study for the United States Air Force in the late 1960s. One of the results of this was the Cooper test in which the distance covered running in 12 minutes is measured. Based on the measured distance, an estimate of VO2 max (in ml/min/kg) is:

where d12 is distance (in metres) covered in 12 minutes.