- I had my VO2 max test last night. This is basically a test that measures how much oxygen your body processes while working out. It also tells you the heart rate zones you should be training in. I will get more in depth with details in a separate post. I did learn that I am a stronger cyclist than I thought!
The way the test is conducted is by breathing into a very tight fitting mask and the tester increases the effort every minute until you can't go any more. Let's just say I left a nice puddle of sweat under my bike. Here is picture from the beginning of the test when it was "easy". I'll save the really gross pictures of me for the next post.