After listening to the Huberman Lab podcast (and you should too! He’s got nuggets of info on health!), I decided to schedule a Dexa Scan as well as VO2 max test. I want to have a baseline of where I am at my age. This year has been a huge year of change. I’ve committed to my health (yes I’m currently 7 months in with a strength program called Rise; I started 1-2x/wk rowing; MMA 1x/wk). I’m changing jobs. I have cut back or cut out unnecessary or harmful things to my life. I’m participating in a glucose monitoring study. I wish I had done these metrics every decade of my life starting at 10.
6 Ways to Improve Your VO2 Max
VO2 Max: The Fitness Metric That Can Help You Run Faster and Workout Harder
Effect of dietary fat on metabolic adjustments to maximal VO2 and endurance in runners. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1994 Jan;26(1):81-8.
The more I dig into the world of health and wellness, the more there is to learn. Hormones, gut health, nutrition, supplements, macros/micros, exercise (role for mobility, flexibility, cardio, strength, functional, etc). I wish they taught this stuff in medical school. This is the real foundation of health and wellness.
Cardiorespiratory Coordination in Collegiate Rowing PDF
A New Fitness Test of Estimating VO2max in Well-Trained Rowing Athletes. Front. Physiol., 02 July 2021. Sec. Exercise Physiology
How to Improve:
Indoor Rowing Workouts That Boost Your Vo2 Max
iollo – metabolomics testing (metabolite measuring)
Zoe – gut health, blood sugar, blood fat
Athletic Greens – comprehensive nutrition and gut health support
Ka’Chava – whole health meal replacement
Vedge Nutrition – fitness supplements made by vegans for vegans
Mud/WTR and Ryze – mushroom supplementation
Overall, I felt I could have pushed a bit harder but I was nervous on the treadmill. My legs were burning. Oh the dreadmill.