Conversion of Yo-Yo Endurance Test Results to VO2max

The Yo-Yo Endurance Fitness Test is a test of aerobic fitness, a test similar to the popular beep test. Participants run out and back on a 20 meter course, with the required speed increasing approximately every minute until they are unable to continue. Below is a conversion chart for the Yo-Yo Endurance Test result and VO2max.

There are two versions of the Yo-Yo Endurance Test, level 1 and level 2, and this conversion is valid for either test. Although the Level 1 test starts at 8 km/hr, this table is for test results only from speed stage (level) 5 and above.

Yo-Yo Endurance Test Conversion to VO2max

Test Results (Speed Level: Shuttles) VO2max (ml/kg/min)
5:02 27.1
5:04 28.0
5:06 28.6
5:09 29.9
6:02 30.5
6:04 31.4
6:06 32.2
6:09 33.2
7:02 34.0
7:04 34.6
7:06 35.5
7:08 36.1
7:10 36.7
8:02 37.5
8:04 38.3
8:06 39.1
8:08 39.7
8:10 40.6
9:02 41.1
9:04 41.6
9:06 42.4
9:08 43.0
9:11 43.9
10:02 44.4
10:04 45.0
10:06 45.7
10:08 46.3
10:11 47.4
11:02 47.9
11:04 48.5
11:06 49.2
11:08 49.9
11:11 50.9
12:02 51.4
12:04 52.0
12:06 52.6
12:08 53.1
12:10 53.7
12:12 54.2
13:02 54.9
13:04 55.5
13:06 56.0
13:08 56.6
13:10 57.1
13:12 57.7
14:02 58.1
14:04 58.7
14:06 59.2
14:08 59.8
14:10 60.4
14:13 61.2
15:02 61.7
15:04 62.2
15:06 62.8
15:08 63.3
15:10 63.9
15:13 64.7
16:02 65.2
16:04 65.8
16:06 66.3
16:08 66.9
16:10 67.4
16:13 68.2
17:02 68.7
17:04 69.2
17:06 69.8
17:08 70.3
17:10 70.9
17:12 71.4
17:14 72.0
18:02 72.6
18:04 73.1
18:06 73.5
18:08 74.2
18:10 74.8
18:12 75.3
18:14 75.9
19:02 76.4
19:04 77.0
19:06 77.6
19:08 78.1
19:10 78.6
19:12 79.2
19:15 80.0
20:02 80.5
20:04 81.1
20:06 81.6
20:08 82.1
20:10 82.7
20:12 83.2
20:15 83.8
21:02 84.5
21:04 85.1
21:06 85.6
21:08 86.1
21:10 86.7
21:12 87.2
21:14 87.8
21:16 88.3

Source: this VO2max data was first published by Bangsbo with the yo-yo test cds.

 

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