Any doubts about your training or uncertainties about what to do next will be answered after just one test. You can expect to see increases of 10-30% increase in performance in just 4-8 weeks because of the accelerated learning curve of identifying exactly where attention is needed.
Prior to the Test
You should be come to the test properly fed, hydrated, and fully rested. Please consult a physician if you have, had, or think you have any condition that may inhibit you from performing this test. The demands of the test are stressful and require you to be in good physical conditioning. Here is a link to an assessment to see if you should see a doctor before taking this test.
A waiver must be signed prior to the test. Please take the time to read through the information and ask any questions before beginning the test. Prior to the test, the waiver will be explained in detail.
Things to Bring for Your Test
Run – Running wear: sneakers, shorts, and t-shirt
Bike – Your bicycle, bike shorts, jersey, and shoes
Hockey – Your normal equipment
Your test can take up to 30 minutes. With a warm-up, cool-down, and explanation of the results, this can take 60 minutes or longer depending on the process. Please budget for 1.5 hours.
Each test is sport specific so the protocol is different for each. Some tests start off easier and get hard as you progress through the stages. Other tests are the opposite, you start fast and the fall off rate, or the amount you slow down, is measured.
Blood samples are taken at designated intervals to learn how your body is functioning at the given intensity.
Following the test your results will be given (typically within 15 minutes).
How do I book a test? Booking a test is done by email or calling.
When should I do a test? Testing gives you direction for your future training.
How hard is the test? The last 2-3 stages of the test feel like a 5Km running race or a 7-9 perceived exertion. Due to the relatively short length of time the test, most individuals are fine to do another workout afterwards.
How do you take my blood? A lancet device pierces the skin creating a small hole for blood to be drawn. With the advance in diabetic products and technology, the amount of pain you feel is very small.
When do I get my results? Results are given immediately after the test.
What happens if I do not have a bicycle? There are other options, please contact us to setup an appointment.
What if I have questions after the results are given? Please send us an email or call if you have any concerns or want to know more about what the results represent.