Rockport vs Vo2 Max test

Ridgeway

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I've done the Rockport test a few times and my usual result is +/- 14mins with +/- 120bpm and then my personal parameters. My theoretical Vo2 Max as per the Rockport test is typically 42 ml/kg/min. It is quite hard to find a totally flat 1 mile strip though..... and most of the tests i've done have had a slight incline on them but no more than 2%

Anyway as i'm 50 this year my doctor said it's time for another medical and that the insurance company would pay for a full cardio test:whistle: i asked if that could be a true Vo2 max test and they agreed if i paid the difference. So this morning i flogged my guts out to get a reasonable 43.9 ml/kg/min which does at least back up that Rockport is a great guide at least !!!

It did also show how low my FTP was though:ohmy: (2.92 w/kg), i reckon i could of performed slightly better if it was in the afternoon but i stupidly booked an 8am slot:wacko:

So now it's just a case of loosing that 11kgs and improving my zone 2 performance:whistle:

Not being able to drink on such a test was a real killer i have to say, it was like my dog had slept in my mouth at the end.
 

YukonBoy

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@Ridgeway What percentage of your VO2 max was your Lactate Threshold?
 
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Ridgeway

Ridgeway

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@Ridgeway What percentage of your VO2 max was your Lactate Threshold?
sorry for the late reply.

I think i understood the question, not because it's not a clear one but more because i'm still learning about this topic.

I believe the answer is 91%, does that sound correct ?

The highest lactate value i can see on the chart i received was 12.2 mmol/L and the Vo2 max value is 91%, i assume that's the right answer ?
 

YukonBoy

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sorry for the late reply.

I think i understood the question, not because it's not a clear one but more because i'm still learning about this topic.

I believe the answer is 91%, does that sound correct ?

The highest lactate value i can see on the chart i received was 12.2 mmol/L and the Vo2 max value is 91%, i assume that's the right answer ?
Lactate Threshold is the point on the graph where it starts rising exponentially and is considered around 4.4 mol/L. 91% sounds rather high as a percentage as that is usually the level of an elite athlete with years of training.
 
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Ridgeway

Ridgeway

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Lactate Threshold is the point on the graph where it starts rising exponentially and is considered around 4.4 mol/L. 91% sounds rather high as a percentage as that is usually the level of an elite athlete with years of training.
:laugh::laugh::laugh: no elite athlete here, so hence i may have misinterpreted the data incorrectly.

Maybe easier if i post up the chart although it's in French but i guess numbers and graphs are pretty easy to comprehend.
 
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