Performance Testing

PacWest Partners with INSCYD

INSCYD is the world’s most advanced physiological performance analysis software for coaches and their athletes.

Inside PacWest’s Performance Studio, the INSCYD critical power test creates a complete metabolic performance profile of an athlete.

The INSCYD testing protocols are used by many of the world’s top endurance coaches and their athletes. Some notable athletes using INSCYD include professional triathlete Jan Frodeno (Olympic Gold Medalist & 2x Ironman World Champion) and professional cyclists Tony Martin (4x UCI Time Trial World Champion) and Peter Sagan (3x UCI World Road Race Champion) as well as Peter’s entire BORA – hansgrohe UCI professional cycle team.

PacWest is excited to bring INSCYD to our athletes.

INSCYD will benefit your training schedule and performance with both a scientific foundation and precise predictability.

With INSCYD you’ll get full picture of your physical capacities and also a prediction of your training and racing outcomes.

The performance you are looking for is composed of a variety of components and metrics, but if you only focus on FTP, heart rate zones, or keep training only according to your Rate of Perceived Exertion, you’ll miss accuracy and efficiency.

For example, with INSCYD you can finally understand the interactions between your aerobic system and your fueling needs. Do you wonder, “How much should I consume per hour in order to maintain my performance?” With INSCYD, you’ll know.

INSCYD takes into account, and connect to one another, the most important metrics for training purposes:

  • VO2max
  • Anaerobic threshold
  • Lactate accumulation and recovery
  • Fat and carbohydrates combustion
  • Recovery
  • VLamax (or glycolytic capacity)

Each of the above metrics measured by INSCYD is critical to performance and remember, each sport performance is predictable and can be broken down to these fundamental elements.

Take VLamax, for example. Although you might have never heard of it, VLamax. It is the single most important measurement to enhance your performance. VLamax is the maximum production of lactic acid in your blood and gives you a complete understanding of your anaerobic metabolism (which yes, is crucial in endurance events, too!). VO2max is aerobic, now we know the anaerobic piece, which turns out to be at least as important.

Are you ready to elevate your training knowledge and, most importantly, your race performance?

Work with a PacWest certified coach and become an INSCYDer today!

Metabolic Performance Testing

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