Treadmill Running Power Calculation

Running and sprinting ability is usually recorded as a speed or time over a set distance, however, it is also possible to quantify anaerobic running performance as a power measurement, expressed as ml of O2.kg-1.min-1, using a formula from the American College of Sports Medicine. See also running power calculations.

Formula

VO2 = 3.5 + 12v + 54gv

where:
v
= treadmill speed in m.sec-1
g = treadmill gradient as a fraction

Reference

equation from: American College of Sports Medicine. Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 4th edition. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1991, p. 285-300.

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