It’s essential to have sufficient rest before your VO2max exercise test. Ideally, don’t exercise within 24 hours of your test time. If you do train, make it a light workout. Try not to lift weights the day before your test either.
If you have asthma, please bring your inhaler with you.
If you have concerns about the test, seek advice from your GP.
If you have any metabolic conditions, e.g. thyroid issues or diabetes, bring some rapidly absorbed carbohydrate to take immediately after your test.
You will be fasted pre-test, so you need to avoid the risk of hypoglycaemia.
There are always risks associated with exercise. It’s essential you complete our health screen before your test day.
It’s essential that we have your information and failure to do so may cause your test date to be postponed or cancelled. This will be taken before the test.
Don’t drink anything other than water, for at least 4 hours before the test.
Don’t eat. Unless you fast, the test results won’t be as accurate, and we may have to postpone the test.
Don’t smoke at least 4 hours before the test.
Avoid hard training or activity at least 24 hours before your test.
This means no high-intensity cardio. And if you do lift weights, avoid train legs.
If you over-train the day before the test, your body will be tired, and you will not perform to your maximum potential.