ATHLETE performance testing
Athletes are welcome to free access to our Recovery studio (Normatec, e-stim, Theragun) on the day of their performance test
We offer bundles of some of our more popular tests, saving you money while giving you more information to train smarter, as a legit badass does. Let us know what tests you are interested in.
INSCYD Metabolic Assessment
- aerobic capacity (VO2max)
- glycolytic capacity (VLamax)
- anaerobic threshold
- energy cost of locomotion
- fuel contribution (fat vs. carbohydrate, lactate accumulation and recovery, aerobic vs. anaerobic energy contribution)
- much more!
The staged testing protocol can be performed during cycling, running, or swimming. The assessment takes 60-75 minutes; reviewing the results takes 30 minutes. This includes establishing your “metabolic thumbprint,” training zone recommendations, fueling strategies and training focuses.
1X $350 (1 test in the Lab with lactate), or $200 (PPD Power Performance Decoder field test, for qualified athletes)
2X $520 (1 test in the lab with lactate & 1 PPD field test; both to be completed with 9 months)
Other packages available for multiple tests
This test measures an athlete’s maximum oxygen consumption during incremental exercise. This data point reflects cardiorespiratory fitness of an individual and is an important determinant of their endurance capacity during prolonged exercise. The ramped testing protocol can be performed during cycling (on your own bike, or on our Wahoo bike) or by running on our treadmill. The test requires 45-60 minutes (30 minutes moving) plus 15-20 minutes to review the results. This includes pinpointing your VO2 max benchmarks and your training zones.
Lactate Threshold (LT)
LT testing finds your threshold pace or speed to dial in your training zones and plan. The ramped testing protocol can be performed during cycling (on your own bike, or on our Wahoo bike) or by running on our treadmill. The test takes 45-60 minutes (30 minutes moving) for the test plus 15-20 minutes to review the results. This includes establishing your training zones. While LT is not a max test, it can be combined with VO2 max testing.
Can we ask you a personal question? Are you really a salty sweater? How much sodium do you need to replace from exercise to maximize your performance and recovery? With a non-invasive and passive test, we can measure your sweat’s salt concentration to improve your hydration strategy. We’ll suggest hydration mixes and intake strategies that best meet your active needs.
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
This reflects the lowest rate of a person’s energy expenditure necessary to maintain basic body functions. RMR is useful to determine minimal caloric intake and typically represents 60-70% of daily caloric requirements. We use indirect calorimetry to assess RMR. This might be the easiest test a person ever takes. Show up after having fasted, kick back in a chair, and relax for 30 minutes. Breathe through a special mask, and the equipment does all the rest.