How Hard Should You Be Working Out?

Story by Meredith Nelson / December 6, 2016


December 8

Want to know exactly where your heart rate should be when you are working out?  Interested in how much your holiday indulgences have affected your body composition?

Come test your VO2 max – learn just how exercising at different intensities can affect not only performance but the way your body metabolizes the fuel you give it.  And while you are at it, get your body fat percentage tested!

Who:  Anyone curious to know their body composition and/or VO2 max heart rate percentages

What: laboratory VO2 max testing ($75) and/or Bod Pod body compostion testing ($40)

When:  Thursday, December 8 between 11:00 and 2:30

Where:  The Citadel’s Health, Exercise, and Sports Science Department

Why: So you can know just how hard you should be exercising!


Please reply to this email and give your preferred time.  Choose a time on the hour, or in increments of 15 minutes (i.e., 11:00; 11:15; 11:30; 11:45 . . .  all the way up to 2:30 p.m.)

Afterwards, be sure to share your results with your trainer for further explanation if you have any questions!