VO2max testing is used to determine the body's maximal oxygen utilization
capacity. Endurance sports depend on oxygen delivery to and utilization by the
working muscles. In short, the higher one's oxygen utilization capacity, the
better their potential in endurance sport. VO2max testing is the oldest, most
widely accepted method of testing for endurance potential.
It has been our experience at The Endurance Lab that VO2max testing offers
little useful information to our athletes. As such, we have discontinued
offering VO2max testing, and instead rely solely on lactate-based testing to
assess and monitor our athletes' fitness and to prescribe proper training
If you would like to learn more about the value of lactate-based testing,
please visit here.
Call 416.750.3888 today to schedule a Lactate Test!