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That may be a stupid question. I just do not know.

I am very new to cycling and I am training for motocross. I recently had test run and my vo2max was freakishly low.

I read a comment on another thread that said if you lose weight your vo2max will go up.

Is this quantifiable?

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Thanks for the reply.

The test results show my Vo2 max was 27.7 ml/kg/min. But they mistakingly put my weight in as 154 it was actually 145 and has since dropped to 140.

The data for vo2 L/min was 1.828

I thought that I read somewhere vo2 max was genetic and couldnt really be improved. Is that true?

I think I understand that you were telling me that since weight is part of the formula for vo2 max then of course the number will rise in relation to weight if the weight goes down.

Does that mean that if your vo2 number goes up due to weight loss you may not have improved your fitness?
 
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