Is this Vo2 Data use full for my training?

Hi guys,

I recently volunteered to participate in a university study, as part of this process I received data on my VO2 max and “zones”. (please find attached img)

Just wondering if I can use this to further improve my Trainer road workouts? Should I aim for one of these numbers during vo2 intervals (I recall some in workout text saying it is hard to put a number on where exactly these intervals need to be)?

I am due for a ramp test soon, my last one 4 weeks-ish ago produced 303, Does this data infer a different FTP?

Is this mentioned/discussed in a podcast? Any one recall an episode#?

Can this VO2 data improve my TR training?
Can VO2 data be used to estimate ftp as well?

Apologies for my ignorance,
Stay safe indoors Friends,
Lov from Aus,

Joe Winfield

I think Vt1 and Vt2 are proxies for Lt1 and Lt2. Not sure of the exact differences. LT1 and LT2 are the basically the boundaries to set Seilers Z1 into Z2 and Z2 into Z3. So you are good to go on training in a Seiler polarised way.

I also think LT1 is around aerobic threshold and LT2 around FTP. You can probably confirm that by looking at you own FTP history.

Someone actually qualified to talk about this stuff will be along. There are some deep threads on Polarised and Lactate testing benefits if you give them a search in the forum.

You could also use your values to see how training at below VT1 (<330) and how that personally feels based on RPE and extrapolate that to a traditional 7 zone model if you’re not in the polarized training camp.

yeah you can definitely use this.

but it might not map so easily 1:1 onto Trainerroad “FTP” settings. The whole point of FTP is that it’s a reasonably accurate proxy for all this stuff, for people who DON’T have access to it.

the downside is, there’s probably not one single number from your session that you could plug into trainerroad to make everything perfect. Rather, you’d use insights from your session to customize the targets for each workout (using workout builder or whatever it’s called).

The upside is, you’re not missing out on anything because for most people, setting training targets based on a single number is only the illusion of precision anyway :slight_smile:

edit, i’m just realizing, did they do a lactate test? if not, then aren’t things like vt1 in your test just based off a percentage of vo2max so also just an estimate? and if so, is there any reason to think those are any MORE reliable than an estimate based off of an FTP (field) test or off of max HR?

There’s probably more data in the back that wasn’t either posted or just kept by the Ex physiologist that did the test. You can get ventilatory threshold zones if you have VCO2 and VO2 measurements coming in during the test which he most likely did.