Aerobic fitness assessment
Duration: 1.5 hours
The standard fitness assessment investigates overall fitness. We assess your VO2 max and lactate threshold with protocols specific to your sport and fitness levels. In addition, it is also possible to gauge the second lactate turning point (or functional power) during the metabolic measurement section of this assessment. This part of the assessment will also provide pulmonary gas exchange data that will allow for the calculation of energy expenditure (calories burnt) and substrate utilisation (ie. amount of fat / CHO) at varying exercise intensities.
Standard fitness test
The tests can be carried out on a treadmill or a bicycle. We use the SRM ergonometer. You can bring your own cleat pedals if you wish to carry out the test on our SRM bicycle. Needle prick to your finger tip blood samples will be required to measure the blood lactate.