Metabolic testing at the HSS Sports Performance Center can help endurance athletes of all levels. Evaluate your current level of fitness and discover your potential for performance improvement.
Metabolic testing measures an athlete’s individual physiological response to exercise, including key physiological parameters such as VO2max, lactate threshold, and metabolic efficiency to identify individualized training zones and strategies for improvement. At HSS, we use a Parvo True One metabolic cart, the gold standard in metabolic testing.
VO2 Max: A measure of maximum rate of oxygen consumption; an indication of your potential as an endurance athlete.
Lactate Threshold: Progressive exercise test to determine the point at which blood lactate levels rise exponentially. Lactate Threshold correlates reliably with maximum sustainable pace or power output and is a useful tool in determining individualized training zones and tracking metabolic adaptations to training.
Resting Metabolic Rate: A measure of the number of calories you burn in a rested, fasted state. Useful for determining daily caloric requirements and developing an individualized nutrition plan.
Metabolic Efficiency/ Caloric Expenditure Profile: Progressive exercise test to measure the number of calories burned as well as the breakdown of fat vs. carbohydrate utilization at different heart rates and intensities of exercise. Useful for establishing training zones and fueling strategies.
Wingate Power Testing: Measure of Anaerobic capacity, peak power and fatigue rate useful information for athletes competing in sports in which explosive power production counts.
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