VO2 Max Runners Calculator

What is VO2 Max?

Measured in milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of bodyweight (mL/kg/min), the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during intense exercise.

What’s a good VO2 score?

The higher, the better.

  • For ages 18-25: average is 42-46, good is 52-60
  • For ages 26-35: average is 40-42, good is 49-56

For reference, Lance Armstrong’s VO2 max is 85 milliliters per kg.

How do you improve VO2 Max?

There are several ways to improve VO2, depending on your level of fitness. In general, increasing duration and intensity, one can substantially improve.

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