Student Testing

WHAT TEST(S) ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SCHEDULING? 

Frequently Booked Test Bundles

  • BOD POD® + Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test Combo - $50

    BOD POD® + Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test Combo - $50

    Our most popular test combination! Provides the most accurate body composition assessment and measurement of the number of base calories you burn in a day.

    • More Information

      The BOD POD® is becoming a gold standard for Body Composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass. 

      Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is a measurement of the energy you burn each day for basic living functions. This test is highly accurate and uses the same technology utilized in hospitals to determine the amount of fat and carbohydrate you are burning (% fat, % carb, and grams) using the Parvo Medic TrueOne Metabolic Analyzer.

      Testing is done in a fasted state while in a relaxed supine position for 30 minutes. This test includes the metabolic analyzer to measure oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange, which requires wearing a breathing mask.

      Data collected: RMR, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs (%, grams), fat (%, grams)

      Preparing for Your Appointment

      • Do not eat or drink any calories for 10 hours before the test. No caffeine either, sorry. Please drink plenty of water though. Take all prescriptions as prescribed.
      • Do not vigorously exercise for 24 hours before the test.
      • Do not smoke for 4 hours before the test.
      • Please wear tight fitting clothing (spandex: performance clothes, swimsuit, etc.) for the BOD POD® test. You can wear comfortable clothing of your choice for the RMR test. We have a fitting room that you can change in inside of our lab.

       

      Test Length: 1 hour

      For more information on what to expect for the BOD POD test, see the video below.

  • Athletic Performance Profile Assessment (APPA) - $125

    Athletic Performance Profile Assessment (APPA) - $125

    A combination of specific tests that provide a complete assessment for individuals to plan a fitness or sport conditioning program. The APPA includes a VO2 Max or Metabolic Efficiency Point test (your choice), Body Composition via BOD POD®, and a Functional Movement Screening.

    Please select if you would like to participate in a VO2 Max (strenuous max test measuring cardiorespiratory fitness) or an MEP (submax test measuring amount of energy burned during exercise per stage) as part of your APPA.

    • More Information

      Pretest Instructions:

      24 hours prior to testing
      • Avoid intense exercise for at least 24 hours prior to testing. You should be well rested for the appointment.
      • Maintain proper hydration.
      Day of testing
      • Do NOT eat or drink any calories for at least 3 hours prior to testing. Water is fine and encouraged.
      • Do NOT consume caffeine/stimulants or alcohol for at least 3 hours prior to testing.
      • Do NOT exercise for at least 4 hours prior to testing to limit fatigue and energy depletion. Arrive well rested.
      • Do NOT smoke for at least 4 hours prior to testing
      • Do NOT apply body lotion or oil prior to test.
      • Continue to take any prescribed medications.
      • Bring a water bottle to your appointment
      • Bring your own athletic clothing and shoes. We have a private shower and changing area inside the lab if needed.
      • It is recommended that you bring a snack and/or recovery drink for after the test.
      • Bring spandex clothing for Bod Pod appointment. For recommendations on the best clothing to wear for this test, watch the Bod Pod video below.
      • VO2 Max Information

        The VO2 Max test is considered the best measurement of cardiorespiratory fitness. The VO2 (volume of oxygen) determines your maximum aerobic capacity, the body's ability to transport and utilize oxygen during exercise. A very high level of physical exertion is required to conduct this test.

        The protocol for the VO2 max test starts with a warm-up stage then every three minutes the stage will increase in intensity (speed, incline and/or resistance). Data is gathered during each progressive stage. Upon reaching the maximum heart rate and/or peak values the exercise stages are stopped and the client cools-down for a period of time while additional data is gathered.

        Data collected: VO2, VCO2, heart rate, resting blood pressure, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat).

        Equipment: The Parvo Medic TruOne metabolic monitor used in the UAA Human Performance Lab is also used at NASA, USOC (US Olympic Center), Cooper Institute, and many universities. The Parvo is one of the most accurate devices made for measuring cardiorespiratory fitness.

      • MEP Information

        The test protocol is geared towards detecting your fuel utilization (carbohydrate and fat burning ratios) at various intensities/workloads determined by HR, watts or speed and RPE. This data is vital to adjusting macronutrient composition of your daily diet as well as fuel intake surrounding training.

        Knowing carbohydrate and fat utilization and how much of each fuel will provide valuable data for race day nutrition needs. The metabolic analyzer and accessory equipment is used with these tests.

        Data Collected: VO2, VCO2, HR, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat)

      • BOD POD Information

        The BOD POD® is becoming a gold standard for Body Composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass, and also provides an estimated resting metabolic rate (the number of calories your body needs to support its basic functions) and Total Energy Expenditure (the number of calories you need to make it through your day).

        Research studies at major universities have established the outstanding accuracy, safety and speed of the BOD POD®. The BOD POD® analyzes how much you weigh, how much space (air displacement) you take up (volume) and calculates your density. Your body fat percentage is determined from that information.

      • FMS Information
        Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a battery of movement screens that helps to both prevent noncontact injuries and facilitate more effective training techniques. The screening ranks and grades movement patterns key to normal function. It identifies functional limitation and asymmetrics. Clients are provided corrective exercises most effective to maintain and improve proper movement and build strength. 
  • Personal Fitness Assessment (PFA) - $70

    Personal Fitness Assessment (PFA) - $70

    Provides a basic assessment of fitness. Includes a VO2 Submax, Body Composition via BOD POD®, and Functional Movement Screening tests.

     
    • More Information

      PRETEST INSTRUCTIONS:

       

      24 HOURS PRIOR TO TESTING
      • Avoid intense exercise for at least 24 hours prior to testing. You should be well rested for the appointment.
      • Maintain proper hydration.

       

      DAY OF TESTING
      • Do NOT eat or drink any calories for at least 3 hours prior to testing. Water is fine and encouraged.
      • Do NOT consume caffeine/stimulants or alcohol for at least 3 hours prior to testing.
      • Do NOT exercise for at least 4 hours prior to testing to limit fatigue and energy depletion. Arrive well rested.
      • Do NOT smoke for at least 4 hours prior to testing
      • Do NOT apply body lotion or oil prior to test.
      • Continue to take any prescribed medications.
      • Bring a water bottle to your appointment
      • Bring your own athletic clothing and shoes. We have a private shower and changing area inside the lab if needed.
      • It is recommended that you bring a snack and/or recovery drink for after the test.
      • Bring spandex clothing for Bod Pod appointment. For recommendations on the best clothing to wear for this test, watch the Bod Pod video below.

       

      • VO2 Submax Information

        The VO2 Submax Test follows a similar protocol as the VO2 Max but the test is terminated at approximately 85% of the client’s predicted maximum capacity (determined by heart rate). This is a less invasive test (without use of the metabolic analyzer) and provides data to determine appropriate training zones. The submax exercise test can be used to estimatemaximal VO2. Metabolic Analyzer is not used with these tests.

        Data collected: HR, grade, speed or watts, RPE (rate of perceived exertion), and blood pressure.

        Equipment: Monark cycle Ergometer or Woodway Treadmill

      • BOD POD Information

        The BOD POD® is becoming a gold standard for Body Composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass, and also provides an estimated resting metabolic rate (the number of calories your body needs to support its basic functions) and Total Energy Expenditure (the number of calories you need to make it through your day).

        Research studies at major universities have established the outstanding accuracy, safety and speed of the BOD POD®. The BOD POD® analyzes how much you weigh, how much space (air displacement) you take up (volume) and calculates your density. Your body fat percentage is determined from that information.

      • FMS Information
        Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a battery of movement screens that helps to both prevent noncontact injuries and facilitate more effective training techniques. The screening ranks and grades movement patterns key to normal function. It identifies functional limitation and asymmetrics. Clients are provided corrective exercises most effective to maintain or improve proper movement and build strength. 

 

Individual Test Options

  • BOD POD® - $25

    BOD POD® - $25

    Highly accurate body composition test measuring your lean mass and fat mass.

    • More Information

      The BOD POD® is becoming a gold standard for Body Composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass, and also provides an estimated resting metabolic rate (the number of calories your body needs to support its basic functions) and Total Energy Expenditure (the number of calories you need to make it through your day).

      Preparing for Your Appointment

      • It is ESSENTIAL you wear form-fitting clothing for accurate results with the BOD POD®. Acceptable clothing includes Spandex, Lycra or other Speedo-type swimsuit, compression shorts, and light weight sports bras (no padding or wires). Individuals with significant body and/or facial hair may experience varied results.
      • Do not eat or exercise within two hours prior to testing
      • Use the restroom, if necessary, prior to testing

       

      Research studies at major universities have established the outstanding accuracy, safety and speed of the BOD POD®. The BOD POD® analyzes how much you weigh, how much space (air displacement) you take up (volume) and calculates your density. Your body fat percentage is determined from that information.

      Test Length: 15-30 minutes

      Youth Testing: The algorithm supporting the BOD POD® calculations for body composition is dependent on age as one of several variables. The algorithm is designed for adults 18 years of age and older. With parental consent, we can test youth in the BOD POD®, but body composition will be calculated as if the youth is an 18-year-old adult, which may or may not produce accurate results.

     
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) - $30

    Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) - $30

    Measures the base number of calories you burn in a day.

     
    • More Information

      This Metabolic Test provides insight into TDEE (total daily energy expenditure). Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is a measurement of the energy you burn each day for basic living functions. This test is highly accurate and uses the same technology utilized in hospitals to determine the amount of fat and carbohydrate you are burning (% fat, % carb, and grams) using the Parvo Medic TrueOne Metabolic Analyzer.

      Testing is done in a fasted state while in a relaxed supine position for 30 minutes. This test includes the metabolic analyzer to measure oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange, which requires wearing a breathing mask.

      Data collected: RMR, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs (%, grams), fat (%, grams)

      Test Length: 45 minutes


       

      PRETEST INSTRUCTIONS:

       

      24 HOURS PRIOR TO TESTING
      • Do NOT exercise for at least 24 hours prior to testing.
      • Maintain proper hydration.

       

      10 HOURS PRIOR TO TESTING
      • Do NOT eat or drink any calories-- however water is fine and is encouraged
      • Do NOT consume caffeine/stimulants or alcohol
      • Continue to take any prescribed medications. If you have medical conditions that cause low blood sugar, please let us know, and we will adjust your fasting time.

       

      DAY OF TEST
      • Do NOT smoke
      • Maintain proper level of hydration
      • Wear comfortable clothing. Be prepared to lie quietly for 30 minutes – no talking, no moving and no sleeping. You may read.
     
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS) - $25

    Functional Movement Screening (FMS) - $25

    Tests mobility.

    • More Information about the FMS

      Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a battery of movement screens that helps to both prevent noncontact injuries and facilitate more effective training techniques. The screening ranks and grades movement patterns key to normal function. It identifies functional limitation and asymmetrics. Clients are provided corrective exercises most effective to maintain or improve proper movement and build strength. 

      Test Length: 20 minutes

     
  • VO2 Max - $85

     VO2 Max - $85

    The VO2 Max test is considered the best measurement of cardiorespiratory fitness. The VO2 (volume of oxygen) determines your maximum aerobic capacity, the body's ability to transport and utilize oxygen during exercise. A very high level of physical exertion is required to conduct this test.

    • More information about the VO2 Max test

      The protocol for the VO2 max test starts with a warm-up stage then every three minutes the stage will increase in intensity (speed, incline and/or resistance). Data is gathered during each progressive stage. Upon reaching the maximum heart rate and/or peak values the exercise stages are stopped and the client cools-down for a period of time while additional data is gathered.

      Data collected: VO2, VCO2, heart rate, resting blood pressure, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat).

      Equipment: The Parvo Medic TruOne metabolic monitor used in the UAA Human Performance Lab is also used at NASA, USOC (US Olympic Center), Cooper Institute, and many universities. The Parvo is one of the most accurate devices made for measuring cardiorespiratory fitness.

      Test Length: 90 minutes


      Preparing for Your Appointment

       

      24 hours prior to testing
      • Avoid intense exercise for at least 24 hours prior to testing. You should be well rested for the appointment.
      • Maintain proper hydration.

       

      Day of testing
      • Do NOT eat or drink any calories for at least 3 hours prior to testing. Water is fine and encouraged.
      • Do NOT consume caffeine/stimulants or alcohol for at least 3 hours prior to testing.
      • Do NOT exercise for at least 4 hours prior to testing to limit fatigue and energy depletion. Arrive well rested.
      • Do NOT smoke for at least 4 hours prior to testing
      • Do NOT apply body lotion or oil prior to test.
      • Continue to take any prescribed medications.
      • Bring a water bottle to your appointment
      • Bring your own athletic clothing and shoes. We have a private shower and changing area inside the lab if needed.
      • It is recommended that you bring a snack and/or recovery drink for after the test.
  • VO2 Submax - $25

    VO2 Submax - $25

    A less intense version of the VO2 Max used to determine appropriate training zones.

    • More details about the VO2 Submax test

      The VO2 Submax Test follows a similar protocol as the VO2 Max but the test is terminated at approximately 85% of the client’s predicted maximum capacity (determined by heart rate). This is a less invasive test (without use of the metabolic analyzer) and provides data to determine appropriate training zones. The submax exercise test can be used to estimatemaximal VO2. Metabolic Analyzer is not used with these tests.

      Data collected: Heart rate, resting blood pressure, grade, speed or watts, RPE (rate of perceived exertion), and blood pressure.

      Equipment: Monark Cycle Ergometer or Woodway Treadmill

      Test Length: 1 hour


      Preparing for Your Appointment

       

      24 hours prior to testing
      • Avoid intense exercise for at least 24 hours prior to testing. You should be well rested for the appointment.
      • Maintain proper hydration.

       

      Day of testing
      • Do NOT eat or drink any calories for at least 3 hours prior to testing. Water is fine and encouraged.
      • Do NOT consume caffeine/stimulants or alcohol for at least 3 hours prior to testing.
      • Do NOT exercise for at least 4 hours prior to testing to limit fatigue and energy depletion. Arrive well rested.
      • Do NOT smoke for at least 4 hours prior to testing
      • Do NOT apply body lotion or oil prior to test.
      • Continue to take any prescribed medications.
      • Bring a water bottle to your appointment
      • Bring your own athletic clothing and shoes. We have a private shower and changing area inside the lab if needed.
      • It is recommended that you bring a snack and/or recovery drink for after the test.
  • Metabolic Efficiency Point (MEP) - $85

    Metabolic Efficiency Point (MEP) - $85

    An ideal test to determine how much carbohydrate and fat is burned during aerobic exercise, as well as what proportion of these fuels your muscles prefer per stage (workload) using metabolic monitor measurements gathered from expired air. 

    • More details about the MEP test

      The test protocol is geared towards detecting your fuel utilization (carbohydrate and fat burning ratios) at various intensities/workloads determined by HR, watts or speed and RPE. This data is vital to adjusting macronutrient composition of your daily diet as well as fuel intake surrounding training.

      Knowing carbohydrate and fat utilization and how much of each fuel will provide valuable data for race day nutrition needs. The metabolic analyzer and accessory equipment is used with these tests.

      Data Collected: VO2, VCO2, HR, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat)

      Test Length: 120 minutes


       

      MEP PRETEST INSTRUCTIONS

       

      24 HOURS PRIOR TO TESTING
      • Avoid intense exercise for at least 24 hours prior to testing. You should be well rested for the appointment.
      • Maintain proper hydration.

       

      DAY OF TESTING
      • Do NOT eat or drink any calories for at least 3 hours prior to testing. Water is fine and encouraged.
      • Do NOT consume caffeine/stimulants or alcohol for at least 3 hours prior to testing.
      • Do NOT exercise for at least 4 hours prior to testing to limit fatigue and energy depletion. Arrive well rested.
      • Do NOT smoke for at least 4 hours prior to testing
      • Do NOT apply body lotion or oil prior to test.
      • Continue to take any prescribed medications.
      • Bring a water bottle to your appointment
      • Bring your own athletic clothing and shoes. We have a private shower and changing area inside the lab if needed.
      • It is recommended that you bring a snack and/or recovery drink for after the test. 

     

  • Lactate Threshold (LT) - $80

    Lactate Threshold (LT) - $80

    The Lactate Threshold (LT) Test measures the maximal intensity that one can maintain for a period of time without tipping the balance between production and clearance of lactate in the blood. Once tipped, muscle fatigue will ensue. Protocol includes step minute stages of progressive workloads with blood lactate collection (finger or earlobe pinprick) at rest, end of each successive stage and during recovery.

    • More information about the LT test

      The Lactate Threshold (LT) Test is conducted on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. Protocol includes step minute stages of progressive workloads with blood lactate collection (finger or earlobe pinprick) at rest, end of each successive stage and during recovery.

      Lactate levels are highly correlated with performance and often used to determine training zones. Lactate threshold is the maximal intensity that one can maintain for a period of time without tipping the balance between production and clearance of lactate in the blood. Once tipped, muscle fatigue will ensue.

      We recommend the test be completed during a recovery period to minimize effects from overall training fatigue. This test may be combined with the VO2 Max or Metabolic Efficiency tests utilizing the metabolic analyzer for additional fee.

      Lactate Threshold Test

      Data collected: Blood lactate (mmol/L), HR, speed or watts, RPE (rate of perceived exertion)

      Test Length: 60 - 90 minutes

 

Schedule a Lactate Threshold (LT) test in conjunction with another test

  • VO2 Max + LT - $120

    VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold

    If you would like to schedule a VO2 Max test and a Lactate Threshold test during the same visit, you can book them together here.

     
    • More Information about the VO2 Max Test

      The protocol for the VO2 max test starts with a warm-up stage then every three minutes the stage will increase in intensity (speed, incline and/or resistance). Data is gathered during each progressive stage. Upon reaching the maximum heart rate and/or peak values the exercise stages are stopped and the client cools-down for a period of time while additional data is gathered.

      Data collected: VO2, VCO2, heart rate, resting blood pressure, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat).

      Equipment: The Parvo Medic TruOne metabolic monitor used in the UAA Human Performance Lab is also used at NASA, USOC (US Olympic Center), Cooper Institute, and many universities. The Parvo is one of the most accurate devices made for measuring cardiorespiratory fitness.

    • More Information about the LT Test

      The Lactate Threshold (LT) Test is conducted on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. Protocol includes step minute stages of progressive workloads with blood lactate collection (finger or earlobe pinprick) at rest, end of each successive stage and during recovery.

      Lactate levels are highly correlated with performance and often used to determine training zones. Lactate threshold is the maximal intensity that one can maintain for a period of time without tipping the balance between production and clearance of lactate in the blood. Once tipped, muscle fatigue will ensue.

      We recommend the test be completed during a recovery period to minimize effects from overall training fatigue. This test may be combined with the VO2 Max or Metabolic Efficiency tests utilizing the metabolic analyzer for additional fee.

      Lactate Threshold Test

      Data collected: Blood lactate (mmol/L), HR, speed or watts, RPE (rate of perceived exertion)

     
  • MEP + LT - $120

    Metabolic Efficiency Point and Lactate Threshold

    If you would like to schedule a Metabolic Efficiency Point test and a Lactate Threshold test during the same visit, you can book them together here.

     
    • More Information about the MEP Test

      The test protocol is geared towards detecting your fuel utilization (carbohydrate and fat burning ratios) at various intensities/workloads determined by HR, watts or speed and RPE. This data is vital to adjusting macronutrient composition of your daily diet as well as fuel intake surrounding training.

      Knowing carbohydrate and fat utilization and how much of each fuel will provide valuable data for race day nutrition needs. The metabolic analyzer and accessory equipment is used with these tests.

      Data Collected: VO2, VCO2, HR, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat)

    • More Information about the LT Test

      The Lactate Threshold (LT) Test is conducted on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. Protocol includes step minute stages of progressive workloads with blood lactate collection (finger or earlobe pinprick) at rest, end of each successive stage and during recovery.

      Lactate levels are highly correlated with performance and often used to determine training zones. Lactate threshold is the maximal intensity that one can maintain for a period of time without tipping the balance between production and clearance of lactate in the blood. Once tipped, muscle fatigue will ensue.

      We recommend the test be completed during a recovery period to minimize effects from overall training fatigue. This test may be combined with the VO2 Max or Metabolic Efficiency tests utilizing the metabolic analyzer for additional fee.

      Lactate Threshold Test

      Data collected: Blood lactate (mmol/L), HR, speed or watts, RPE (rate of perceived exertion)

     
  • APPA + LT - $165

    Athletic Performance Profile Assessment and Lactate Threshold

    If you would like to schedule an Athletic Performance Profile Assessment test and a Lactate Threshold test during the same visit, you can book them together here.

    Please select if you would like to participate in a VO2 Max (strenuous max test measuring cardiorespiratory fitness) or an MEP (submax test measuring amount of energy burned during exercise per stage) as part of your APPA.

     
    • More Information about the APPA

      The APPA is a combination of specific tests that provide a complete assessment for individuals to plan a fitness or sport conditioning program. The APPA includes a VO2 Max or Metabolic Efficiency Point test (your choice), Body Composition via BOD POD®, and a Functional Movement Screening.

      • VO2 Max Information

        The VO2 Max test is considered the best measurement of cardiorespiratory fitness. The VO2 (volume of oxygen) determines your maximum aerobic capacity, the body's ability to transport and utilize oxygen during exercise. A very high level of physical exertion is required to conduct this test.

        The protocol for the VO2 max test starts with a warm-up stage then every three minutes the stage will increase in intensity (speed, incline and/or resistance). Data is gathered during each progressive stage. Upon reaching the maximum heart rate and/or peak values the exercise stages are stopped and the client cools-down for a period of time while additional data is gathered.

        Data collected: VO2, VCO2, heart rate, resting blood pressure, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat).

        Equipment: The Parvo Medic TruOne metabolic monitor used in the UAA Human Performance Lab is also used at NASA, USOC (US Olympic Center), Cooper Institute, and many universities. The Parvo is one of the most accurate devices made for measuring cardiorespiratory fitness.

      • MEP Information

        The test protocol is geared toward detecting your fuel utilization (carbohydrate and fat burning ratios) at various intensities/workloads determined by HR, watts or speed and RPE. This data is vital to adjusting macronutrient composition of your daily diet as well as fuel intake surrounding training.

        Knowing carbohydrate and fat utilization and how much of each fuel will provide valuable data for race day nutrition needs. The metabolic analyzer and accessory equipment is used with these tests.

        Data Collected: VO2, VCO2, HR, grade, speed or watts, RER (respiratory exchange ratio), RPE (rate of perceived exertion), metabolic parameters (calories, carbs, fat)

        Equipment: Monark Cycle Ergometer or Woodway Treadmill

      • BOD POD Information

        The BOD POD® is becoming a gold standard for Body Composition testing. It is one of the best ways to accurately measure your lean mass and fat mass, and also provides an estimated resting metabolic rate (the number of calories your body needs to support its basic functions) and Total Energy Expenditure (the number of calories you need to make it through your day).

        Research studies at major universities have established the outstanding accuracy, safety and speed of the BOD POD®. The BOD POD® analyzes how much you weigh, how much space (air displacement) you take up (volume) and calculates your density. Your body fat percentage is determined from that information.

      • FMS Information
        Functional Movement Screening (FMS) is a battery of movement screens that helps to both prevent noncontact injuries and facilitate more effective training techniques. The screening ranks and grades movement patterns key to normal function. It identifies functional limitation and asymmetrics. Clients are provided corrective exercises most effective to maintain or improve proper movement and build strength. 
    • More Information about the LT Test

      The Lactate Threshold (LT) Test is conducted on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. Protocol includes step minute stages of progressive workloads with blood lactate collection (finger or earlobe pinprick) at rest, end of each successive stage and during recovery.

      Lactate levels are highly correlated with performance and often used to determine training zones. Lactate threshold is the maximal intensity that one can maintain for a period of time without tipping the balance between production and clearance of lactate in the blood. Once tipped, muscle fatigue will ensue.

      We recommend the test be completed during a recovery period to minimize effects from overall training fatigue. This test may be combined with the VO2 Max or Metabolic Efficiency tests utilizing the metabolic analyzer for additional fee.

      Lactate Threshold Test

      Data collected: Blood lactate (mmol/L), HR, speed or watts, RPE (rate of perceived exertion)