We are implementing INSCYD developed by leading European physiologists and endurance coaches. It utilizes more than 4 decades of research and scientific data about how single subdomains of the energy metabolism in the muscle are controlled. Leveraging this data and results from techniques such as gas exchange analysis, magnetic spectroscopy and muscle biopsies the scientific findings have been translated into viable mathematical algorithms. These algorithms enable us to accurately develop a performance profile for each athlete and track changes in fitness over time.
Why INSCYD Analysis over Traditional Lactate Testing?
Your questions - our answers
- Are you a long course triathlete or endurance cyclist/runner with a low VO2Max that limits your speed?
- Is your body’s ability to metabolize its fat stores limiting your performance during long workouts or races?
- Are you more suited to more intense, shorter races due to a high anaerobic capacity?
- Our software combined with our knowledge and analysis will provide these answers…and more.
Traditional lactate testing
In traditional lactate testing, a stepped test in completed with lactate samples being drawn at predetermined time increments. The increase in exercise intensity elicits a response from the working muscles, which produce more lactate. By accurately measuring the lactate levels at each intensity we can plot the buildup of lactate in the blood stream and determine ideal heart rate and/or power training zones. This does allow for tracking improvements from one test to the next, but this is where the traditional lactate testing is limited…
What INSCYD does is takes this many steps further. Utilizing either a series of Critical Power Tests OR Lactate Sampling, not only can ideal training zones be developed via the software, but we can also determine the athlete’s VO2 Max (Aerobic Capacity), VLa Max (Anaerobic Capacity), Anaerobic Threshold (Maximal Steady State Power/Pace), FatMax (Maximal Fat Combustion) & CarbMax (Maximal Carbohydrate Combustion). Simply put, our software allows for a complete metabolic profile of the athlete which will instantly allow us to determine each individual’s strengths and weaknesses AND exactly how to address those to maximize performance gains.