Definition of VO2 max in English:

VO2 max

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noun

  • The maximum or optimum rate at which the heart, lungs, and muscles can effectively use oxygen during exercise, used as a way of measuring a person’s individual aerobic capacity.
    More example sentences
    • Moderate activity can be defined using heart rate and VO2 max ranges, rating of perceived exertion, and MET charts for specific activities.
    • Your VO2 max measures your body's ability to consume oxygen.
    • The vital statistics tell their own story: his VO2 max (the maximum oxygen consumption, expressed as millilitres of oxygen per kg of body weight per minute) is 83.8; the average male's is between 45-50.

Origin

from volume, O2 (the chemical formula for oxygen), and maximum.

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