thats some vo2max.
impressive, migual indurains was only about 84-85ml/kg/min. Good stuff. I must be part fish or something as my body doesnt seem to want to take in and utilise o2 at all.
Whats your esting heart rate like? (Again, just throwing a stat about but big migs was measured at 28bpm’s before his last defense of the tour de france.
There is a HUGE difference between 75 and 85. This is especially true on a cycle. Of course this all depends on the type of training you are doing but most people fall into fatigue or cramping before they can reach a VO2 comparable to their treadmill VO2. One may argue that this is a problem with the protcol itself.
Indurain is a beast. Ventilatory and Lactate threshold is much more important than VO2 Max though. In terms of competition. Consider two athletes at 75 ml/kg/min. One athlete with a VT of 75% and one of 71%. The VT of 75% would hand the other guy his ass. You’ll notice that more and more aerobic assessments will focus on Lactate and Ventilatory thresholds. These are much more indicative of endurance aerobic ability. I’d be interested to find out what Indurain’s VT/LT was.
To be honest, I am a bit poor at monitoring my resting heart rate. I keep track of everything but I have become terrible at getting my resting heart rate. It also is a bit skewed by medication (ADHD). When I used to check it regularly it would dance around 40. I will be monitoring it much more closely now that I got my new 625x polar. I’ll be uploading all my training data into my laptop.
Endurance training is much different then body building. It is fairly easy to see if you increased strength based on the weights you lift. I have to wait 1-2 months to get a VO2/VT test just to refine my training. (I don’t want to get into a body building vs endurance training arguement though… so I’ll stop that part here)
Both Lance and Indurain’s stats impress me.
I am working to find a place that will test my VO2 and Thresholds in the pool. How’s that for a twist.