What is METs in cardio?
A MET, or (Metabolic Equivalent), is described as the amount of energy it costs to complete a task, determined by the amount of oxygen it requires. When you are sitting on a chair, you are using 1 MET. 1 MET is equal to 3.5ml/kg/min of O2.
How much exercise is 4 METs?
4 METs = Can walk up a flight of steps or a hill or walk on level ground at 3 to 4 mph. >10 METs = Can participate in strenuous sports such as swimming, singles tennis, football, basketball, and skiing.
What does 12 METs mean on a treadmill?
Exercise capacity is based on metabolic equivalents (MET) achieved, (one MET is defined as 3.5 mL O2 uptake/kg per min, which is the resting oxygen uptake in a sitting position). Less than 5 METS is poor, 5–8 METS is fair, 9–11 METS is good, and 12 METS or more is excellent.