- Sep 29, 2012
Any reasoning as to they why of this loss of VO2max and power?acoggan said:Strictly a personal observation, likely stemming from the facts that:
3) the times that I have lost significant amounts of weight my absolute VO2max and power have declined in parallel.
I did a post previously based on Nadler's equation and the fact that muscle requires more oxygen than fat, as well as provides more veinous "infrastructure" - if you get my meaning - and therefore loss of muscle leads to loss of "infrastructure" supporting blood volume.
Less blood volume capacity means less plasma expansion / less Hgb mass therefore less VO2max.
Got any other explanations?