VO2 max

Definition : derived from V (Volume) + O2 (Oxygen) + max (maximum)
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What does VO2 max mean?

Maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 max) or Maximal oxygen consumption, is the maximum rate of oxygen consumption measured during intense or maximal exercise. The name “VO2 max” was derived from V (Volume) + O2 (Oxygen) + max (maximum).