kerroc ha chiesto in HealthDiet & Fitness · 10 anni fa

What is the relationship between VO2rest and METS?

Are the VO2 = 1 MET?

I ask you this because it's known that

1 MET = 3.5 ml/kg/min ( the oxygen cost of sitting quietly)

but in a VO2rest test (with a professional clinic with indirect calorimetry) I obtained

VO2rest = 2,12 ml/kg/min

I know that "1 MET = 3.5 ml/kg/min " is a "convention" experimentally derived from the resting oxygen consumption of a particular subject (a healthy 40-year-old, 70 kg man).

So, since I'm an obeset (110kg) 52 years old woman, and my VO2rest = 2,12 ml/kg/min, can i say that for me

1 MET = VO2rest = 2,12 ml/kg/min ?????????

Thanks everybody!

Aggiornamento:

...but reading the abstract of this article

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19713012

which aim was to "evaluate VO2max and METs in healthy elderly women, and to establish whether the calculated resting VO2 (3.5 ml/min/kg) underestimates the true METs", are the true METs what I mean previously?

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  • DT
    Lv 4
    10 anni fa
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    No, you can not take a standard unit of measure and change it to fit your own physiological "convention." Why didn't you just ask the professionals at the clinic you took these tests at?

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