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  • Premier Icon flap_jack

    exactly half my real age. nonsense.


    Younger than 20 apparently, with a VO2 max of 70 (WTF do you do with that figure then?) All of which is odd given I’m almost 45.

    Premier Icon rosscopeco

    under 20 v 56

    BigJohn – Member

    Real News – it’s bolx

    +1 😀

    VO2 max of 70 (WTF do you do with that figure then?)

    You race, and most likely win, congrats!


    less than 20. I’m late 40’s. Sounds brilliant and everything but I’m not convinced.


    I am guessing the thing is based on the results of this:

    The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) is one of the world’s largest population studies with data from three health surveys; HUNT 1 (1984-86), HUNT 2 (1195-97) and HUNT 3 (2006-2008). With a large collection of health data and biological material, HUNT data is used by researchers in many varied fields. At CERG, we have in part used HUNT data to study the relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular disease, for example looking at VO2max as a predictor of future health.

    Over 200,000 participants so a pretty big sample. It would appear that the age is based on an average person so a fitness age of 20 or whatever is not a massive deal considering most people do no exercise.

    VO2 max estimates are based on this: http://www.ntnu.edu/cerg/fitness-numbers

    Not total Bollocks, it just that showing mean figures will always throw up outliers that make the predictions look a bit stupid. Like bodybuilders and BMI.


    Under 20, vo2 max of 71, I’m 46. How can it possibly calculate vo2 max?

    Premier Icon tomhoward

    Fitness age 43
    Actual age 28


    Premier Icon Simon

    Real age 42, fitness age 22

    Premier Icon epicyclo

    It knocked 23 years off my age.

    Mmmm, might have to get a younger wife… 🙂

    Premier Icon coolhandluke

    Younger than 20!
    No wonder. I love gadgets, drinking, partying, toys, xBox, riding bikes in the woods etc etc.

    I’m 44.

    Premier Icon imnotverygood


    My God, what must I have been like when I was 20?

    Premier Icon ononeorange

    It’s bobbins. It reckons that my fitness age is 13 less than my real age which is cobblers seeing as I do very little and get knackered climbing the stairs!


    Everybody did put their waist size in centimetres not inches didn’t they. 😉
    Apart from Tom who may have used millimetres.


    21. Hmm, I was a lazy slob when I was 21, now I exercise a reasonable amount so not sure that makes sense…


    Well I do much as I did when I was young. So as its just knocked at least 15 years off
    Of I’d done the test when I was a teenage would it give me a negative age

    Premier Icon seadog101

    Me – 44
    Vo2max – 57
    Fitness age – less than 20

    I don’t feel, or look, that fit..?

    Cheeky David!

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