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November 21, 2013 4:39 AM
younger then 20! This is awesome, I am 43! :)
November 21, 2013 5:19 AM


Fitness age = 26
Real age = 53

VO2 max from online calculator = 53
VO2 max when I tested on a Concept2 rower = 48

Guessing my fairly low resting heart (49 bpm) rate skewed the figures a bit.

Same issue with the low resting heart rate...

Fitness age = less than 20
Real age = 35

VO2 max from online calculator 47

Resting heart rate 44-48 bpm....for no reason other than genetics! I've only recently (past 3 weeks) given up a 20+ year smoking habit and taken up regular exercise, so I know my resting heartrate is not down to a lifetime of great lifestyle choices!

Same here. I only started exercising at the end of this summer but my resting heart rate is below 50 and always was very low.

Your VO2MAX is calculated to be 48
and your estimated "fitness age" is
younger than 20

Real age 31
Edited by S3r3knitty On November 21, 2013 5:20 AM
November 21, 2013 5:23 AM
Fitness age is less than 20, and my actual age is 26.

However, I do not see how this will make a big difference between a skinny fat person and a skinny fit person? Maybe from the resting heart rate?

I know a lot of people who have skinnier waist lines than me who haven't got the same level of cardio fitness (and I am not claiming to be very fit. I can last an hour long intense Zumba class without too much discomfort, that is about it).
Edited by tyediri On November 21, 2013 5:24 AM
November 21, 2013 5:28 AM
Actual age; 43
VO2MAX; 46
Fitness age; less than 20 happy
November 21, 2013 5:31 AM

Not sure i trust the calculations but mine says younger than 20.

November 21, 2013 5:32 AM
Your VO2MAX is calculated to be


and your estimated "fitness age" is

younger than 20

Real age is 44
November 21, 2013 5:32 AM
Alrighty, here's a response from someone who isn't fit yet...
Actual age = 31
Fitness age = 52

I currently weigh 237 lbs, down from 278, workout 3-4 times a week for more than an hour (cardio AND strength) and can do 10 miles on a bike at a fast pace without stopping. If I keep itup, one day, my fitness age will be less than my real age :)
November 21, 2013 5:33 AM
There's no way my VO2 Max is 56...
November 21, 2013 5:35 AM
Your VO2MAX is calculated to be 48 and your estimated "fitness age" is 41.
this is the answer I got. how for real is this and what is VO2MAX mean?
I'm 58.
November 21, 2013 5:37 AM
younger than 20 - surprised!
November 21, 2013 5:37 AM
My actual age is 58.

Your VO2MAX is calculated to be

and your estimated "fitness age" is
November 21, 2013 5:40 AM
Your VO2MAX is calculated to be


and your estimated "fitness age" is

November 21, 2013 5:41 AM
and what is VO2MAX mean?

It's a measure of fitness - the maximum amount of oxygen in millilitres someone can use in one minute per kg of body weight. The higher your VO2Max the higher the level of intensity you can work at over the same time frame in comparison an untrained individual.
November 21, 2013 5:45 AM

Apparently, Norwegian researchers have created a fairly accurate formula for figuring out VO2 Max. Thought I would share :)

Mine is age 20, woot!

So this was not very accurate at all.

Vo2 Max of 58 is probably high by 5, so not terrible
But fitness age of 'younger than 20' is ridiculous given I am 56.

I am very fit these days, but if they had said upper 30's or young 40's I would have been flattered. Younger than 20 is not the case at all.
November 21, 2013 5:59 AM
I think the online calculator is designed to give people a boost as most fitness ages seem to be lower than actual age
November 21, 2013 6:28 AM
Using my last spare tire measurement it came up with a fitness age of 28 and a V02 max of 42. Using my "real" waist measurement (actual waist is an inch or 2 above navel - at least that's what I read somewhere), my fitness age is under 20 with a V02 max of 46. Either way, not bad as I'm almost 40.
Edited by MinnieInMaine On November 21, 2013 6:32 AM
November 21, 2013 6:37 AM
VO2MAX was 54

Fitness age younger than 20

i'm 43
November 21, 2013 7:52 AM
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