VO2max // The size of the engine
From swimming sprints to 90-minute football matches, the maximum aerobic capacity (VO2max) is the single most important performance metric that needs to be looked at.
As often misunderstood, VO2max is not restricted by only raw physical talent, but it can be trained to unknown maximums. VO2max is also a metric that responds quickly to training, so it needs to be monitored regularly.
When you start a training program with Optimize Performance , we will test your VO2max and we will create a coaching plan tailored to increase it, but not only. Through our performance software we also be able to:
Compare the effect of high-intensity trainings and endurance workouts on VO2max.
Evaluate the impact of specialized nutrition regimes to further increase VO2max.
Understand the impact of VO2max on fat oxidation and carbohydrate combustion.
VLAmax // Elite Coaches Secret Weapon Disclosed
VLAmax can be looked at from two different sides. From one side, a low VLamax would increase your anaerobic threshold, your fat combustion and it would shorten your recovery time from hard efforts.
On the other hand, a high VLamax increases the power available for attacks, sprints and short efforts. The anaerobic capacity can actually make the difference between winning and losing a race: the final lap, the final sprint, the final push – they are all decided by your glycolytic power.
Vlamax is the most important metric you should focus on and train according to. You may have never heard of it because up until last year it was used only by pro teams and national federations. But now its benefits are opened to everyone and you can finally start connecting all the dots that compose your performances: metrics, training adaptations, race predictions …
Don’t waste your time training the wrong way. Get tested with Optimize Performance. We know your VLamax – and tailor your training according to it.
Here is what Dan Lorang, coach of IRONMAN world champion Jan Frodeno says about VLamax
“You really know what to work on if you know the VLamax”
— DAN LORANG - HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH OF IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPION JAN FRODENO
Optimize Performance can help you to create a training program tailored to improve this precious performance metric, to optimize:
Anaerobic Threshold (FTP Power)
Ability to recover from hard efforts
Contact us today to get your personalized testing kit: email@example.com