Ric/RSTSport wrote:this, simply, is complete rubbish [15 x (MHR/RHR)]. none of these factors can be used to calculate VO2max. MHR is either independent of fitness or tends to decrease with increasing fitness. RHR has nothing to do with VO2max. it's out by over 20% for me. in short it can't be used to calculate VO2max with anymore accuracy than guessing a number between 40 and 90.ric
I do appreciate what you are saying that the calculated method is not the same as a proper test. Which I have said twice now. But using a mathematical calculation with some sort of exercise to mimic the VO2 test is a way that is suggested by many contributors on the web. Are they all wrong to suggest this?
Also, the resting HR does go down with fitness. I would imagine somebody took a load of data about VO2 test and come up with an equation that nearly fitted the test results. So, what's wrong with that. It's only an estimate.
I personally have found race results to be my meter.