Physiological Adaptations: Oxygen Consumption

Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) is defined as the maximal amount of oxygen that can be consumed, transported and utilized within the body during maximal exertion. In the laboratory setting, VO2max is considered the gold standard measure of aerobic fitness. During exercise, oxygen is required to support energy production via oxidative metabolism. The more oxygen one …

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Aerobic Fitness in Intermittent Sports

Generally speaking, conditioning for sports performance should be specific to the demands of the sport in question. However, it’s important not to get too caught up in the “specificity” concept as things aren’t quite so simple in reality. Many individuals dismiss the importance of aerobic fitness for intermittent sports. The logic being that these activities …

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