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Below is description of beep test results & how to interpret them: 

VO2 Max

 

Fitness can be measured by the volume of oxygen you can consume while exercising at your maximum capacity. VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen in milliliters, one can use in one minute per kilogram of body weight.  Those who are fit have higher VO2 max values and can exercise more intensely than those who are not as well conditioned.  Numerous studies show that you can increase your VO2 max by working out at an intensity that raises your heart rate to between 65 and 85% of its maximum for at least 20 minutes three to five times a week.  A mean value of VO2 max for male athletes is about 3.5 litres/minute and for female athletes it is about 2.7 litres/minute.

 

Factors affecting VO2 max

The physical limitations that restrict the rate at which energy can be released aerobically are dependent upon:

         the chemical ability of the muscular cellular tissue system to use oxygen in breaking down fuels

         the combined ability of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems to transport the oxygen to the muscular tissue system

 

 

 

Normative data for VO2max

Female (values in ml/kg/min)

Age

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Superior

13-19

<25.0

25.0 - 30.9

31.0 - 34.9

35.0 - 38.9

39.0 - 41.9

>41.9

20-29

<23.6

23.6 - 28.9

29.0 - 32.9

33.0 - 36.9

37.0 - 41.0

>41.0

30-39

<22.8

22.8 - 26.9

27.0 - 31.4

31.5 - 35.6

35.7 - 40.0

>40.0

40-49

<21.0

21.0 - 24.4

24.5 - 28.9

29.0 - 32.8

32.9 - 36.9

>36.9

50-59

<20.2

20.2 - 22.7

22.8 - 26.9

27.0 - 31.4

31.5 - 35.7

>35.7

60+

<17.5

17.5 - 20.1

20.2 - 24.4

24.5 - 30.2

30.3 - 31.4

>31.4

 

Male (values in ml/kg/min)

Age

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Superior

13-19

<35.0

35.0 - 38.3

38.4 - 45.1

45.2 - 50.9

51.0 - 55.9

>55.9

20-29

<33.0

33.0 - 36.4

36.5 - 42.4

42.5 - 46.4

46.5 - 52.4

>52.4

30-39

<31.5

31.5 - 35.4

35.5 - 40.9

41.0 - 44.9

45.0 - 49.4

>49.4

40-49

<30.2

30.2 - 33.5

33.6 - 38.9

39.0 - 43.7

43.8 - 48.0

>48.0

50-59

<26.1

26.1 - 30.9

31.0 - 35.7

35.8 - 40.9

41.0 - 45.3

>45.3

60+

<20.5

20.5 - 26.0

26.1 - 32.2

32.3 - 36.4

36.5 - 44.2

>44.2

Table Reference: The Physical Fitness Specialist Certification Manual, The Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, Dallas TX, revised 1997 printed in Advance Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription, 3rd Edition, Vivian H. Heyward, 1998.p48

 

Level 1 speed is 8 km/hour *to be confirmed*

Subsequent levels increase by 0.5 km/hour


MSFT Vo2 max Tables

In the table below locate the Level and Shuttle you achieved in the test to find your VO2 max value.

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

4

2

26.8

 

5

2

30.2

4

4

27.6

 

5

4

31.0

4

6

28.3

 

5

6

31.8

4

9

29.5

 

5

9

32.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle 

VO2 Max

 

 Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

6

2

33.6

 

7

2

37.1

6

4

34.3

 

7

4

37.8

6

6

35.0

 

7

6

38.5

6

8

35.7

 

7

8

39.2

6

10

36.4

 

7

10

39.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

8

2

40.5

 

9

2

43.9

8

4

41.1

 

9

4

44.5

8

6

41.8

 

9

6

45.2

8

8

42.4

 

9

8

45.8

8

11

43.3

 

9

11

46.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

10

2

47.4

 

11

2

50.8

10

4

48.0

 

11

4

51.4

10

6

48.7

 

11

6

51.9

10

8

49.3

 

11

8

52.5

10

11

50.2

 

11

10

53.1

 

 

 

 

11

12

53.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

12

2

54.3

 

13

2

57.6

12

4

54.8

 

13

4

58.2

12

6

55.4

 

13

6

58.7

12

8

56.0

 

13

8

59.3

12

10

56.5

 

13

10

59.8

12

12

57.1

 

13

13

60.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

 

Level

 Shuttle 

 VO2 Max 

14

2

61.1

 

15

2

64.6

14

4

61.7

 

15

4

65.1

14

6

62.2

 

15

6

65.6

14

8

62.7

 

15

8

66.2

14

10

63.2

 

15

10

66.7

14

13

64.0

 

15

13

67.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle

 VO2 Max

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

16

2

68.0

 

17

2

71.4

16

4

68.5

 

17

4

71.9

16

6

69.0

 

17

6

72.4

16

8

69.5

 

17

8

72.9

16

10

69.9

 

17

10

73.4

16

12

70.5

 

17

12

73.9

16

14

70.9

 

17

14

74.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

18

2

74.8

 

19

2

78.3

18

4

75.3

 

19

4

78.8

18

6

75.8

 

19

6

79.2

18

8

76.2

 

19

8

79.7

18

10

76.7

 

19

10

80.2

18

12

77.2

 

19

12

80.6

18

15

77.9

 

19

15

81.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

 

Level

Shuttle

VO2 Max

20

2

81.8

 

21

2

85.2

20

4

82.2

 

21

4

85.6

20

6

82.6

 

21

6

86.1

20

8

83.0

 

21

8

86.5

20

10

83.5

 

21

10

86.9

20

12

83.9

 

21

12

87.4

20

14

84.3

 

21

14

87.8

20

16

84.8

 

21

16

88.2