Has anyone heard of the BORG Scale?
I was just tested for my VO2 Max and they sent me a chart in BORG Scale.
Apparently it consist of three zones on a 6 to 20 point scale. With 6 being very easy and 20 being exhaustion.
While I was taking the test about every three minutes they had me point to the number that indicated my level of "pain".
6-11 being Zone One- Light Aerobic - Baseline/Recovery - Fuel Source Fat
12 - 16 Zone Two- Harder Aerobic/Lively Fuel Source - Mixed Fuel
16 being Threshold Fuel Source- Glucose/Glycogen
17-20 Zone 3 - Anaerobic Fuel Source- Muscle Glycogen (Lactate Accumulation)
This test show how much I suck and how much I need to lose weight.
My Weight 234.52
My Max heart rate was 167 bpm - When I am going up a hill my heart will go up to around 180 bpm - maybe I did not push my self hard enough.
My AT was 155 bpm
And my VO2 max was 28.82 VO2/kg STPD L/min.
Power 252 watts
What really up set me about my numbers is that my VO2 max indicate me as "untrained". I have been busting my butt on my trainer almost every day and I have been seeing some good results on group rides and losing weight.
They suggested that I come back and get tested after I lose 10 lbs. Apparently weight and Vo2 max are key components.