Burn That Fat
WHAT VO2 max testing, aka the heart rate range where you burn the most fat.
WHY YOU NEED IT Long considered just for serious athletes, learning your VO2 range helps anyone trying to drop weight, especially those who can't get the scale to budge on those last four or five pounds. It allows you to tailor your workout by giving you the optimum heart rate range that will burn the most calories.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO Expect to run or bike your butt off for eight to twenty minutes while strapped to a gas mask-like hookup that reads your oxygen intake. One caveat: this is not for the claustrophobic.
WHERE TO DO IT The Gateway Village YMCA offers the testing for $90. Check VO2maxtesting.net for a directory of other places that offer it.