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.