Estimation of V̇O2max from the ratio between HRmax and HRrest – the Heart Rate Ratio Method

  title={Estimation of V̇O2max from the ratio between HRmax and HRrest – the Heart Rate Ratio Method},
  author={Niels Uth and Henrik S{\o}rensen and Kristian Overgaard and Preben K. Pedersen},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
The effects of ṫ̇raining and/or ageing upon maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O2max) and heart rate values at rest (HRrest) and maximal exercise (HRmax), respectively, suggest a relationship between V̇O2max and the HRmax-to-HRrest ratio which may be of use for indirect testing of V̇O2max. Fick principle calculations supplemented by literature data on maximum-to-rest ratios for stroke volume and the arterio-venous O2 difference suggest that the conversion factor between mass-specific V̇O2max (ml·min−1·kg… Expand
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