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In this episode of the BE AHEAD podcast, Kim and Jeroen discuss the topic of being fit and healthy. They explore the definition and measurement of fitness, focusing on VO2Max as an indicator of health and fitness. They also discuss the usage of muscle oxygen sensors, such as Train.Red FYER, and how they can be utilized to improve performance. They highlight the importance of measuring oxygen consumption at the muscle level and how it can guide training interventions. 
In this episode the hosts Kim and Jeroen discuss VO2Max. It is the maximum amount of oxygen a person can consume during exercise and is a measure of cardiorespiratory fitness. It indicates how efficiently the body utilizes oxygen. VO2Max is important for understanding fitness levels, setting training goals, and tailoring workouts. It can also be useful in assessing fatigue or recovery after illness.
In this episode, hosts Kim and Jeroen discuss Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS) and its application in sports and fitness. They explain that NIRS sensors, like the FYER from Train.Red, can measure oxygen levels in muscles, allowing individuals to understand their body's responses during exercise.The hosts mention that NIRS can provide insights into muscle recovery and performance optimization, highlighting the significance of the recovery graph in assessing muscle training effectiveness. 
In this episode of the BE AHEAD podcast by Train.Red, the hosts Kim and Jeroen discuss Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS). NIRS is a way of measuring the oxygenation or de-oxygenation of tissue, specifically muscle, using light. It provides insights into muscle physiology and performance. NIRS is more powerful than pulse oximetry (SpO2) as it can penetrate deeper into the muscle. It helps in assessing muscle activation, efficiency, and recovery during exercise. NIRS measures the saturation of hemoglobin with or without oxygen and can be used to identify muscle imbalances. While NIRS doesn't directly indicate health, it provides information about an individual's fitness level and their ability to recover from exercise.
The BE AHEAD podcast, hosted by Kim ter Stege and co-host Jeroen Molinger, aims to provide knowledge and insights on improving athletic performance. They discuss topics such as muscle potential, science, research data, and its application to training. Jeroen Molinger, the program director of Duke Human Pharmacology and Physiology Lab, specializes in muscle physiology and patient risk assessment. Train.Red, a part of the podcast, translates muscle oxygen data into features to guide sports enthusiasts in strength and endurance training.