Testing provides important data about cardio-respiratory functionality which is important for the design of the training programs: an assessment of total and maximum consumption of oxygen (VO2max), aerobic threshold, anaerobic threshold, individual energy training zones, body’s energy consumption while at rest.
Cardiorespiratory fitness is the ability of the lungs, heart and circulatory system to supply your body with the oxygen it needs to maintain a physically active lifestyle.
Cardiorespiratory conditions can restrict your ability to breathe in enough air and deliver enough oxygen to your body when needed – leaving you coughing or wheezing and short of breath. Conditions that limit your cardiorespiratory function can affect your strength, vitality and sense of wellbeing. Responding to these limitations by reducing your physical activity only worsens the situation and reduces your overall fitness level.