Aerobic Capacity

Aerobic Capacity refers to the ability to perform aerobic exercise at a moderate to high intensity for a prolonged period of time (Ratamass, 2012, p. 12). Aerobic capacity is measured as maximal oxygen uptake or Vo2 Max. This refers to the amount of oxygen in liters per kilogram of body mass inspired in one minute (Ratamass, 2012, p. 12). An adequate Aerobic Capacity is vital in the functions of the heart, lungs, and circulatory system (Ratamass, 2012, p. 12).