HOW IT WORKS
1. Critical power test – on the trainer or on the road, no laboratory needed!
After you order the test, you will receive all the information required about exactly how to perform the tests. Note that you can do the tests whenever you want, wherever you want. Most athletes do all the tests required within one single 90-120 minute ride.
You will be doing a 15-second sprint test, a 4-minute overpaced Time Trial (meaning you go out “too hard” and then hang on for dear life) and a 20-minute overpaced Time Trial. All separated by adequate recovery.
You send in the workout file, and leave the rest to us for analysing your files, selecting the right inputs, and then letting the software get to work and crunch the numbers.
2. Results – your physiology, your metabolic fingerprint, and your training zones
You will be sent a full report with all the metrics mentioned above, and a few key charts that will help you apply the information in practice. For example, as training interventions or race fuelling plans.
Importantly, you will also get training zones that apply to you as an individual. Let others train on fixed, generic percentages of FTP while you train according you your own physiology and metabolism. You’ll laugh all the way to the finish line!
You’ll also get access to plenty of content and information designed specifically so you can understand your test results and most importantly, apply it in practice in training and racing!
3. Train with no more guesswork – your results will tell you what you need to work on
Imagine two triathletes or cyclists, both weighing 75 kg. Both have a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) of 250W.
Rider A has a VO2max (Aerobic Capacity) of 50 ml/min/kg.
Rider B has a VO2max of 63!? How is this possible
Rider A has a VLaMax (Glycolytic Capacity) of 0.3 mmol/l/s.
Rider B has a VLaMax of 0.9.
A higher VLaMax means a lower FTP! And FTP is to 98% determined purely by VO2max and VLaMax.
For Rider A to improve their FTP, they need to improve their VO2max.
For Rider B to improve their FTP, they need to lower their VLaMax.
Two riders with the same FTP.
But two completely different training solutions to improve performance.
Unless you know your physiology and your metabolic profile in detail like this, any training that you do is like walking blind-folded in a dark room. You may find your way out or you may not.
To remove the blindfold and turn on the lights, it’s time to do some physiological performance testing and metabolic profiling. And you can do that without a lab – just you, you bike, your power meter, on the road or on your indoor trainer.
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- Email follow-up:get any additional questions related to the test results