Tips for Cycling VO2 Max. Estimates

The success and accuracy of the VO2 max. calculation improves when your ride is a sustained and moderately hard effort, and where heart rate and power are not highly variable.

  • Before your ride, check that your device, heart rate monitor, and power meter are functioning properly, paired, and have good battery life.
  • During your 20 minute ride, maintain your heart rate at greater than 70% of your maximum heart rate.
  • During your 20 minute ride, maintain a fairly constant power output.
  • Avoid rolling terrain.
  • Avoid riding in groups where there is a lot of drafting.
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