PERFORMANCE
TESTING

INSCYD Metabolic Assessment

INSCYD is the most advanced tool to analyze endurance performance, creating a full metabolic profile of an individual athlete. This includes:
  • 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.
VO2 Max (a.k.a. maximal aerobic capacity)

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 20-30 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.

sweat analysis

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.