You may not need a lab test to estimate your VO2 max. You can use a calculator to do it. You’ll need to know your age, resting heart rate, waist circumference, exercise frequency, intensity, and duration.
Once you have the information you can use this VO2 max calculator.
The formulas were based on the HUNT Study in Norway.
Here’s an article about it: https://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/should-your-doctor-check-your-vo2-max
Here’s the link for the study: http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/fulltext/2011/11000/Estimating_V_O2peak_from_a_Nonexercise_Prediction.2.aspx
In TrainerRoad, it’s possible to use virtual power even though if your trainer isn’t supported.
I tested the wattage readings from the selections of Minoura’s trainers at different resistance settings. The speed was around 25 kph and the cadence around 53 RPM. The Minoura M80 trainer was used at the lowest resistance.
- Level 1: 53W at 25.0 kph and 53 RPM
- Level 2: 105W at 25.1 kph and 53 RPM
- Level 3: 128W at 24.9 kph and 53 RPM
- Level 4: 146W at 24.9 kph and 53 RPM
- Level 5: 199W at 25.1 kph and 53 RPM
- Level 5: 206W at 25.4 kph and 53 RPM
- Level 6: 218W at 24.9 kph and 53 RPM
Level 0: 121W at 24.9 kph and 53 RPM
Level 1: 143W at 25.0 kph and 53 RPM
Level 2: 161W at 25.2 kph and 53 RPM
Level 3: 185W at 25.1 kph and 53 RPM
Level 4: 194W at 25.0 kph and 53 RPM
Level 5: 206W at 25.1 kph and 53 RPM
Level 6: 218W at 25.0 kph and 53 RPM
The highest settings seemed to match.
I also tested virtual power for my trainer at 46.6 kph and 83 RPM. The power reading was 466W.