Metabolic Conditioning Glossary

By Pukie & Greg Glassman

In Basics, ExPhysiology

June 01, 2003

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V02 max: Maximum amount of oxygen that can be used continuously divided by body mass. Long the gold standard of aerobic fitness, the slight advantage that endurance athletes have over anaerobic athletes in V02 max can be attributable to the low body mass of endurance
athletes. I can use a similar definition of strength – by dividing lifts by weight - to show that little guys are stronger than big guys.

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2 Comments on “Metabolic Conditioning Glossary”


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I ask that you place me on the daily exercise list, if any way possible.

Mike Johnson


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Who are the 7 recreational 800-meter athletes? :)


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