Year 12 BTEC Sport

Year 12 BTEC Sport

The Year 12 Level 3 BTEC Sport students recently used the Sport and Exercise Science laboratory at Marjons to test their current fitness levels and collect data for their Fitness Testing unit. Jack Nicholls and Connor Andrew bravely volunteered for the dreaded VO2 max treadmill test and wearing a gas mask to collect data, ran for as long as they could with incline increasing every 2 minutes. The test requires them to run until they physically cannot do anymore and reaching a BORG scale of 20 whilst the rest of the students collect data from the computer regards oxygen consumption and CO2 production. They were both incredible and their results showed them both to have excellent aerobic capacities and with Connors higher than Paula Radcliff’s. This means that should they decide to pursue sports requiring aerobic endurance they have the physiological make-up to do incredibly well.

VO2 MAX2