VO2max is a measure of how much oxygen your body can burn during exercise. VO2max is one way of gauging a person’s inherent potential as an athlete, though training, motivation, nutrition, mental strength, technique, and race savvy have a huge influence on performance, too. There are many ways to measure an athlete’s VO2max through testing like INSCYD and other protocols.
Threshold and VO2 Max intervals are two of the most common workouts for endurance athletes. However, what is the difference between the two, and how do you best execute each one? We dissect these questions with coach Hunter Allen.