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Metabolic Efficiency Testing is a way of measuring the oxygen you consume and the carbon dioxide you produce while at rest and during exercise. This allows us to generate an accurate profile of how your body burns fuel (ie. your metabolism).
High performing athletes may often describe “hitting a wall” when pushing themselves during training or competition. This occurs at the depletion of their glycogen (carbohydrate) stores, which causes a sudden onset of fatigue and loss of athletic performance. Performing too close (or above) your anaerobic threshold will bring this effect on quicker, as at these high heart rates most athletes have moved beyond fat metabolism as a fuel and are relying on carbohydrate stores.
The term "VO2max" refers to our body's maximum rate of oxygen consumption, and strongly reflects our cardiorespiratory fitness and our capacity to cope with sustained endurance exercise training. It's also critical for performance in any power-based sports (sprinting, weight lifting, CrossFit, etc).