Assessments and Tests

Our team of sports medicine specialists is dedicated to helping athletes of all abilities succeed in meeting their health and performance goals. We have created an integrated, athlete-focused approach to assessing and monitoring athletic performance and in the treating and preventing of injury. We specialize in working with runners, cyclists and triathletes, but we can also work with you to design a testing session specific to your training and/or performance needs.

Endurance Testing

Our team of sports medicine specialists is dedicated to helping athletes of all abilities succeed in meeting their health and performance goals. We have created an integrated, athlete-focused approach to assessing and monitoring athletic performance and in the treating and preventing of injury. Below is a list of the services we provide along with brief descriptions for each of the tests. We specialize in working with runners, cyclists and triathletes, but we can also work with you to design a testing session specific to your training and/or performance needs.

VO2max Testing

An excellent first evaluation, this test gives a good picture of overall fitness level and performance potential. Furthermore, from this test we can provide heart rates and power values that correlate to the athlete’s ventilatory threshold (a good estimate of lactate threshold). From this value, we can establish training zones and intensities for the athlete.

  • Vo2max test (running or cycling)

Lactate Testing

The blood lactate profile is the most important predictor of endurance performance potential in steady-state events (e.g. time trials in cycling, triathlons and running races, especially marathons). The lactate profile test is the gold standard used by elite endurance athletes to determine optimal training intensities and is the most effective way to track the progress of training. After determining a lactate profile, we will provide training zones based on both heart rate, pace and wattage (if available).

  • Lactate Test (running or cycling)
  • Seasonal Package (three tests)
  • Triathlete Package (running and cycling LT test)

Custom Bike Fit/Pedal Analysis

Each fitting is individualized to meet the rider’s specific discipline and needs. It is based on individual anthropometrics, soft tissue and flexibility factors, limitations and injury history. Pedal analysis includes the basic bike fit and the CompuTrainer SpinScan Pedal Torque Analyzer Profile, Efficiency Index and Percent Work Distribution.

  • BASIC Bike Fit
  • EXTENDED Bike Fit and Pedal analysis
  • PERFORMANCE Fit (basic fit with SpinScan and cycling economy test)

Metabolic Rate Determination

Metabolic rate testing is crucial for an athlete attempting to achieve a higher power: weight ratio, an individual who wants to lose fat or gain muscle, or someone who is just curious whether they have a “high or low” metabolism. Your resting metabolic rate is related to your lean body mass and is the number of calories your body burns everyday at rest. The simple 15 minute assessment includes a complete follow-up report that tells you exactly how to use your metabolic rate determination to achieve your weight goals as quickly as possible.

  • Metabolic Rate Test
  • Fuel Efficiency Test
  • Body Fat Composition

 

 

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