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Physiological Profiling: Running, Cycling, Rowing

Level 1 Assessment (1.5 hours) - £100

Recommended for: Recreational, Amateur and Professional Level Athletes

What to Expect?

Our entry-level physiological assessment package will provide you objective information about your physiology to allow you to take a scientific approach to training. During this assessment you will complete a submaximal lactate threshold test, which involves completing 6-8 stages of 4 minutes in duration at progressive speeds/power outputs. Heart rate, blood lactate concentration and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) are measured at the end of each stage to produce a physiological profile. Following your assessment, you will be provided with a detailed summary of your results including the identification of Training Zones based on recommendations by British Cycling / UK Athletics / GB Rowing.


Level 2 Assessment (2.5 hours) - £150
Recommended for: Recreational, Amateur and Professional Level Athletes

What to Expect?

Our premium-level physiological assessment package will provide you with all the information you need to take a scientific approach to training and competition. During this assessment you will complete a submaximal lactate threshold test (see Level 1 Assessment) and a Maximal Oxygen Uptake (V̇O2max) test. During the V̇O2max test, the exercise intensity is progressively increased until volitional exhaustion.

Throughout both tests, your breathing will be monitored to provide an insight into the amount of oxygen your body is consuming and converting into energy. Your body’s ability to convert oxygen into energy has important consequences for endurance performance.

Within this assessment, you will also receive a full body composition assessment using the Skinfold technique. Following your assessment, you will be provided with a detailed summary of your results including comparison to elite data and the identification of Training Zones based on recommendations by British Cycling / UK Athletics / GB Rowing.


Triathlete Assessment (2 x 2.5 hours) - £250
Recommended for: Recreational, Amateur and Professional Level Triathletes

What to Expect?

Our triathlete assessment package offers the same great service as our Level 2 Assessment package except you will be assessed on both a treadmill and cycle ergometer with tests completed at a time convenient to you (either same day or different days). Following your assessments, you will be provided with a detailed summary of your results including comparison to elite data and the identification of Training Zones based on recommendations by British Cycling / UK Athletics / British Triathlon.


Cycling: Functional Threshold Power Test (1 hour) - £75
Recommended for: Club and Professional Level Cyclists, Amateur and Professional Level Triathletes

What to Expect?

A cyclist’s functional threshold power (FTP) represents the highest physical intensity they can sustain for approximately one hour and has been shown to be an important indicator endurance cycling performance. Many riders think of this as similar to performing a 25-mile time trial effort, as this requires a maximal, but evenly distributed effort for the entire distance.

To accurately estimate your FTP, a 30-minute time trial is performed on our SRM cycle ergometer and the average power sustained during this ride is used to calculate your FTP. Following your assessment, you will be provided with a detailed summary of your results including comparisons to elite data and the identification of Training Zones (Power Output and Heart Rate) based on recommendations by British Cycling.


Cycling: British Cycling Maximal Minute Power Test (1 hour) - £75
Recommended for: Club and Professional Level Cyclists, Amateur and Professional Level Triathletes

What to Expect?

A cyclist’s maximal minute power (MMP) represents the highest power output that can be sustained by the aerobic energy system and has been shown to be an important indicator endurance cycling performance. Furthermore, MMP has been shown to respond well to endurance training meaning it is a useful marker of training status.

To measure your MMP, an incremental exercise test (power increases every minute) is performed on our SRM cycle with the power output sustained in the final minute of the test used to calculate your MMP. Following your assessment, you will be provided with a detailed summary of your results including comparison to elite data and the identification of Training Zones (Power Output and Heart Rate) based on recommendations by British Cycling.