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Performance Physiology

KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGY WILL BETTER EQUIP YOU TO MONITOR AND IMPROVE YOUR CYCLING.

Cycling is a data-rich sport. Knowing and understanding your performance physiology will better equip you to monitor and improve your cycling. Using state-of-the-art equipment, together with experienced staff, we offer a range of performance tests to suit the needs of all cyclists, no matter their level of experience. A detailed report of your results is supplied with every test, for you to plan and execute your training with precision.

Complete Metabolic Profile & VO2 Max Test

VO2 Max Test

Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 Max), peak power output (PPO) and metabolic thresholds have been associated with endurance performance and can be used to quantify training adaptions.

 

Height, weight and body fat percentage is measured. After a 10 minute self-paced warm up, the test begins at a low intensity and increases at a constant rate until exhaustion.

Fat Max Test

Training at the correct intensity ensures that the majority of energy is derived from fat. The Fat Max test determines the range or zone where fax oxidisation rates are maximal.  Regular monitoring of this will show if your ability to use fat as a fuel source has increased.

 

Height, weight and body fat percentage is measured. After a 10 minute self-paced warm up, the test begins at a low intensity and increases at a constant rate until threshold.

FatMax Test
Complete Metabolic Profile / VO2Max combo

Complete Metabolic Profile

A combined Fat Max and Lactate Accumulation Assessment (LAA) test. This test will determine if your training interventions have been successful – in addition to defining the intensities that allow you to target the metabolic pathways used to oxidise both fat and carbohydrates as fuel. Similarly, it will provide training at specific intensities where lactate increases to a level greater than baseline, but can still be maintained for prolonged durations. Targeting this zone, will assist in the positive shift of your lactate curve.

Complete Metabolic Profile / VO2 Max Combo

Our most comprehensive offering that provides you with a complete assessment of your performance physiology.

Height, weight and body fat percentage is measured. After a 10 minute self-paced warm up, we begin with a Metabolic Profile, the VO2 Max Test is done after a short break.

Lactate Accumulation Assessment (LAA)
FatMax Test

Lactate Accumulation Test (LAA)

The Lactate Accumulation test will provide the training intensity where lactate has increased to a level greater than baseline, but can still be maintained for prolonged durations. Training in this zone, before a sharp rise in lactate concentration can result in a shift of your lactate curve.

Height, weight and body fat percentage is measured. After a 10 minute self-paced warm up, the test begins at a low intensity which increases every seven minutes until the intensity change results in a large change of lactate accumulation.

CONTACT US TO BOOK YOUR PERFORMANCE TEST:

BOOK A PERFORMANCE TEST IN CAPE TOWN

Cape Town Laboratory Times: Monday – Friday (Closed Saturday and Sunday).

Performance Testing from 10am – 3pm

BOOK A PERFORMANCE TEST IN girona

BOOK A vo2 MAX TEST

BOOK A FAT MAX TEST

BOOK A METABOLIC PROFILE

BOOK A METABOLIC PROFILE / VO2 MAX COMBO

BOOK A LACTATE ACCUMULATION ASSESSMENT