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Chicago Fire Soccer Science: The VO2 Max Test

21 January 9:28 am

Chicago Fire Soccer Science: The VO2 Max Test

By Jeff Crandall

Prior to departing for Ave Maria, Fla. Fire Strength and Conditioning coach Tony Jouaux, with help from staff at the University of Illinois-Chicago's Human Performance Lab, put the team through the paces with the VO2 Max Fitness test. 

What is the VO2 Max? Well, it tests the maximum capacity of an individual's body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise, which reflects the physical fitness of the individual.

Tony and some of the guys explain more in this video below but if you're wondering who the fittest guy on the team is, SPOILER ALERT, its Logan Pause.