how does testing help you get better?
The key to performance is optimizing your training to fit your genetic abilities.
Without accurate information you will spend time on training that is not beneficial and may even lead to different injuries.
Our elite testing lab has the best available equipment to produce exact results that will allow us to pinpoint your training needs to chase down your goals.
vo2 max Testing
Testing your VO2 Max is an opportunity to identify the aerobic capacity and function of your heart and lungs. Knowing this value is critical to building effective training plans for runners of all distances.
Knowing your capacity will provide information to ensure that you are training at all of the correct paces for each of your workouts. Additionally, a performance coach can also identify which areas of your training plan can be adjusted to optimize your individual needs.
lactate threshold Testing
Testing your blood lactate at sub-maximal effort is the most effective way to determine how your body is using aerobic and anaerobic energy to allow you to train and race. Identifying the amount of lactate in your blood at various paces will allow us to see if you are more aerobically or anaerobically fit.
Many athletes train together in groups, but they may have different chemical reactions to the training in their bodies. Having this crucial information can allow you to make adjustments as needed to ensure that you are getting the most out of your hard work in training.
VLa Max testing
This test is critical to finding out how much anaerobic energy you can produce at a maximum effort anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes.
Identifying your max anaerobic output can allow us to see if your anaerobic system is too powerful or not powerful enough to help you accomplish your goals as a runner in your desired events.
New science has discovered that identifying and adjusting the VLa Max of a runner may be of even higher importance than focusing solely on improving VO2 Max. We are one of the only performance clinics in the US to offer this specific test to enhance performance.