Is undertaken approximately every six weeks during our scheduled Indoor CompuTrainer sessions.
The aim is to provide us with information that helps structure our sessions to support you in achieving your goals. The test is either a 20 or 50 minute indoor time trial on a flat course. At the end of the test we record your average watts (power). We then review the results and provide you with an overview report of your training zones for upcoming sessions.
Measurement testing is included in our membership packages.
Pedal Analysis helps you increase power and efficiency by determining cycling power distribution.
We use SpinScan with our CompuTrainers, state of the art technology is combined with motivational interactive graphics to create effective indoor training. You will need your bike and all normal cycling equipment excluding helmet.
To book click here. Pedal Technique analysis takes one hour.
If you are interested in improving your cardiovascular fitness or an athlete in training it is critical to know how hard you can push yourself.
Lactate values help determine the correct training intensity to increase power and endurance. It is more accurate and specific to an individual than heart rate alone. It is the corresponding lactate values that indicate what heart rate or power you should exercise at.
Heart rate formulas that use your age alone to calculate heart rate zones are not accurate. These formulas do not account for the varying levels of fitness that individuals of the same age may have. Heart rate formulas don’t include the gradual increase in Lactate Threshold (LT) over months or years of exercise.
Your muscles always produce lactate, even at rest. Lactate increases incrementally with exercise intensity and when you achieve certain intensity where lactate increases exponentially you are crossing the LT.
Above the LT fatigue onset is rapid, but efforts just below the LT can be sustained for hours by well-trained athletes.
To increase how long you can maintain your highest output in endurance events, you must increase your power at LT and strive to raise your LT to your highest genetic potential. More power at LT and shifting your LT to a higher percentage of your maximum output is the most important factor for increasing performance. Too much training at or above the LT results in overtraining, training too far below the LT will not improve LT performance. Therefore training just below Threshold is the most beneficial.
During your test, heart rate and exercise intensity is increased in fixed stages by increasing your bike effort by 25 watts every 3 minutes. Lactate results, from a tiny finger prick blood sample, are recorded at each stage. Our lactate threshold measurement machine will record your lactate levels and these will be correlated against the watts and heart rate and collated into a personalised report for you.
For your lactate test to be as accurate as possible you will need the following:
$180 for 12 month and 6 month members
$205 for non-members and casuals