Table 5

 Number of athletes who satisfied the criteria for a maximum effort

*An increase in VO2 of less than 1.5 ml/min/kg from penultimate to final exercise stage; †maximum RER>1.1; ‡maximum HR>95% age predicted maximum; §maximum [La]>8 mmol/l.
HR, heart rate; [La], blood lactate concentration; RER, respiratory exchange ratio; VO2, oxygen uptake.
VO2 plateau*7 (78%)6 (67%)
RER†8 (89%)0 (0%)
HR‡8 (89%)7 (78%)
[La]§8 (89%)6 (67%)