## Monday, February 22, 2010

### How to calculate your VO2Max

How to calculate your VO2Max:

VO2MAX = 88.02 - .1656 x (weight in kg) – 2.76 x (time) x (gender)

To find your body weight in kilograms, divined your weight in pounds by 2.2. I am 101 lbs so my weight in kilograms is 46 kg

Time is the time in minutes that it takes you to run 1.5 miles. If my fastest time is 11 minutes 30 seconds, I would put 11.5.

For the Gender, put 1 for male and 0 for female.

VO2Max = 88.02 – (.1656 x 46) – (2.76 x 11.5 + 3.716) x 0
VO2Max = 88.02 – (7.62) – (35.46) x 0
VO2Max = 88.02 – 7.62 - 35.46
VO2Max = 44.94

According to the physical fitness specialist certification manual, a VO2Max of 44.94 is above the 90th percentile for women aged 30-39. Put your age, gender and VO2Max number in the comments and I will respond with the percentile of your VO2Max!

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#### 1 comment:

1. Kathleen, I think your equation is a little off. It should be:

VO2max = 88.02 – (0.1656 x body weight in kg) – (2.76 x time) + (3.716 x gender*) For gender substitute a 1 for males and a 0 for females.