VO2 max results for child athlete

(Daniel, age 12+2 months) and his dad John (age 37). On stationary exercise bikes, Tested by the Surrey Human Performance Institute in January 2012, London UK.

DANIEL: 153.1 cm tall, start heart rate = 90, 15 watt increments, 39.55 kg (5' tall and 87 lbs). HR Aerobic threshold = 174 bpm. Max HR measured = 188 bpm (180 watts). Dan's cadence ranged from 93-104 revs per minute, until his heart rate reached 180 when cadence fell to 86-87. VO2MAX = 53.1 mm O2/(min*kg)


JOHN:180.5 cm tall, start heart rate = 64, 30 watt increments, 65.45 kg. HR Aerobic threshold = 169 bpm. Max HR measured = 185 bpm. John's cadence ranged from 90-104 revs per minute, throughout. VO2MAX = 67.2 mm O2/(min*kg), max watts = 390. This compares well to the last time John did a VO2MAX test (treadmill, Loughborough Uni, 2005).


It's worth noting that endurance training for children to improve their VO2MAX numbers needs to be undertaken with different targets and expectations than for adults. The general opinion seems to be that children need to train harder but for much shorter durations to make gains (read more). More about What is VO2MAX.


Comments

It's quiet in here...Add your comment

Calendar

All Cycling events | All events

March 2015 4 events April 2015 4 events May 2015 1 event June 2015 2 events July 2015 1 event

Coming soon...

07 March 2015 (Saturday): CC Breckland 10-mile time trial

08 March 2015 (Sunday): CC Sudbury 22-mile Hilly Time Trial

14 March 2015 (Saturday): 21-mile West Suffolk Wheelers time trial

29 March 2015 (Sunday): Norfolk Summer CX League round 1

03 April 2015 (Friday): Gt Yarmouth CC Good Friday '10 TT

04 April 2015 (Saturday): Stowmarket & Dist CC 20-mile time trial

Related Reading

You and Your Bike
How many bikes in your household?





Survey Results For US
 

Popular Searches