A lot of athletes still use the 20 min test to determine their FTP and subsequently their training zones. However if you were to ask them what was the aerobic and anaerobic contribution in that 20 min test ,they have no idea . Also if you asked them how many calories are they burning at 150 watts from fats instead of carbs ? They are clueless. This is where metabolic testing comes into play. We look at your VO2 max , anaerobic threshold , Fatmax and then determine what energy system to work on in training based on the event you are training for . The combination of anaerobic threshold , VLamax and VO2 determines what type of intervals an athlete should work on. As an example , 2 athletes can have an identical anaerobic threshold , but different Vlamax. The training prescription for both the athletes will be completely different.
This test element (also called aerobic capacity) provides information about your body’s ability to use oxygen effectively during different levels of exercises. The results of each test are analyzed using specific formulas that contrast oxygen inhalation and carbon dioxide exhalation.
This test provides information about the estimated number of calories you burn when your body is at rest. It includes a calorimetry test. This test takes 15 to 30 minutes and is done while you’re reclining.
Lactate threshold is the point at which lactic acid builds up in the blood more quickly than it can be removed during exercise, causing muscle fatigue. The blood will be drawn at varying intervals during levels of aerobic activity. It is beneficial for athletes interested in improving their performance.
We provide complete 360 degree assessment of each athlete with INSCYD. Laboratory grade testing without the need to enter the lab. Metabolic testing gives you information about approximately how many calories you burn each day.A valuable tool that can help you make decisions about lifestyle habits that affect weight gain or weight loss. Fill in your information and send. We will help you test your metabolism and improve it.
If you're looking to drop your body fat % while training for endurance sports and are looking for guidance on meals , we can direct you to a registered dietician who can help you design meals based on your lifestyle and eating habits.
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