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  • Real VO2Max--Measure Your Athletic Potential

    Thanks. I clearly will have to read more. Would measuring initial respiration, burning carbohydrate stores, tell me about my athletic condition? I'm out of shape. I get short of breath much faster than when I was younger and in better shape. As I have gotten in shape in the past I notice being able to exercise longer before getting winded as an indicator of progress. Could I use what I might call Initial respiration as a measure of my cardio conditioning, or is the case than my so out of shape that my breathing heavy means that I'm entering anaerobic very soon? I want to quantify that subjective experience of not getting winded as easily as I get in shape. Could I, say do a 50 yd sprint and measure how much CO2 I can generate. Workout for a month and do that again. I assume that I would b…

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    Thanks. I clearly will have to read more. Would measuring initial respiration, burning carbohydrate stores, tell me about my athletic condition? I'm out of shape. I get short of breath much faster than when I was younger and in better shape. As I have gotten in shape in the past I notice being able to exercise longer before getting winded as an indicator of progress. Could I use what I might call Initial respiration as a measure of my cardio conditioning, or is the case than my so out of shape that my breathing heavy means that I'm entering anaerobic very soon? I want to quantify that subjective experience of not getting winded as easily as I get in shape. Could I, say do a 50 yd sprint and measure how much CO2 I can generate. Workout for a month and do that again. I assume that I would be able to convert more O2 and glycogon to CO2 after that short sprint if I'm in better shape.

    Maybe it is better to do the measurement after a 50 yd race walk so that I stay in the aerobic range.

    just read https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872716/ Figure 1 show that trained resting people have more glycogen in their muscles than untrained resting people. Combined with exercise induced cardiovascular changed that allow for the delivery of more oxygen this could be a way to quantify my getting into shape.

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    SPRINTIR-R is a sensor from www.gassensing.co.uk can measure at 50Hz. It is not cheap ($240). It is even used in a commercial product used for measuring CO2 is breath.https://www.gassensing.co.uk/co2-sensor-application-guides/cril-breathtaking-technology/Is high speed O2 needed?

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