For the past 2 months I have been wearing arm and leg weights all day. I started at about 1/2 pound and have gradually increased that to about 2 pounds on each arm and leg. I also carry some extra weight in a vest. I have lost about 3 pounds of belly weight. Great! Now I want to track my VO2 Max as consistently as possible so I can monitor my improvement.
To get the best reading when I go out for a run, or sustained walk, should I enter my morning body weight or my fully kitted out, running weight - about 15 extra pounds. I weigh about 145 pounds but when I run I weigh in at about 160 pounds. Does that screw up the VO2 Max reading calculations? Should I adjust my weight on my watch to include the extra arm and leg weights?
I know the weights make a huge difference in how hard I have to work and how exhausted I feel at the end of the day. I'm wondering if the 15 pounds needs to be included to get the most realistic VO2 Max value. Thank you!