Table 1: Spiroergometric parameters of the vegan athlete and the control group (values given as a mean value ± standard deviation).

Vegan Off-S.Vegan seasonControl group

VO2 maxL/min4.84.74.3 ± 0.6
mL*min−1*kg−160.060.056.9 ± 7.5

VO2 VATL/min3.43.33.3 ± 0.6
mL*min−1*kg−1434243.7 ± 7.4
% VO2 max717076.1 ± 9.3

VO2 RCPL/min3.94.43.6 ± 0.6
mL*min−1*kg−1485548.2 ± 8.3
% VO2 max80.69284.4 ± 6.9

HR At rest554958.6 ± 2.9
At VAT127123147.7 ± 11.4
At RCP141147157.0 ± 13.1
Maximal load163159176.7 ± 11.0

WAt VAT280280262 ± 42.9
At RCP340370286 ± 56.2
Maximal load370400337 ± 53.8
Maximal load/kg body weight4.615.024.46 ± 0.73

HF: heart rate/min, Off-S: off-season, season: active season, vegan: vegan athlete, VO2 max: maximum oxygen intake, VO2 VAT: oxygen intake at ventilatory anaerobic threshold, VO2 RCP: oxygen intake at respiratory compensation point, and W: ergometric performance.