New Study Reveals How Women’s VO2 Max Differs from Men’s

July 10, 2024

Based on decades of research conducted almost exclusively with male subjects, many experts consider VO2 max to be the single best predictor of long-term health and longevity. A new study out of the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil recently recruited 85 female runners and 62 sedentary women to test their VO2 max with a progressive treadmill. Some findings are unsurprising, but a few interesting patterns also emerged. Outside