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Oct 21, 2011

In this podcast:

Ben Greenfield answers your questions about metabolic testing, covering inquires that include:

Q: Why should I perform an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: What is an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: What exactly is measured in an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How is my data gathered?

Q: What do all those measurements tell me?

Q: How often should I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: When can I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How high should my fitness level be before I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How does an Exercise Metabolic Test help me manage my weight?

Q: What kind of equipment do you use?

Q: Shouldn’t I do a VO2 “Max” test?

Q: How long does an Exercise Metabolic Test take?

Q: What is Anaerobic Threshold, and how is it different than Lactate Threshold?

Q: Why is Aerobic Threshold and Fat Burning so important?

Q: Can I use test results from one sport, like cycling, and use it for another, like running?

Q: What’s wrong with using training zones based on my Estimated Max Heart Rate?