cycling

Our cycling-based testing programme enables athletes to get a deeper understanding of their physiology to take their performance to the next level.  While most cyclists are keen to use data to drive their performance, most of this data is based on predicted formulas. At the Pro Sport Lab, we take all the guess work out of the equation and give you clear scientific data.

Metabolic Testing

Metabolic tests measure the rate at which your body burns calories and uses oxygen at rest or during activity. We offer two tests at Pro Sport Lab:

  1. Resting Metabolic Rate

    This test allows us to measure your caloric expenditure at rest, enabling us to design a nutrition programme, to meet your weight loss, conditioning, or muscle building goals.

  2. VO2 Max Assessment

    This test allows us to measure the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilize during exercise. From this, we can identify your Heart Rate training zones and create a tailored training plan to meet your fitness goals.

Cycling Strength Training Programme

Every cyclist will benefit from some form of strength training.

Whether you are a young elite rider who wants to enhance your performance, or a master’s athlete that wants to develop strength and slow the aging process, resistance training is so important in making you more powerful and structurally sound.

Our assessment process will determine your strengths, weaknesses and imbalances and create a bespoke programme that will reap the greatest rewards for you all year round.

Body Composition Analysis

One of the most common measures that cyclists will strive to maximize is their power-to-weight ratio (PWR).  Your PWR is the amount of power that can be produced in relation to your body weight, and this usually expressed in watts per kilogram.

Whilst a structured training programme will go a long way to enhance your power output, understanding your body composition can play a significant role in improving your power-to-weight ratio, and your overall cycling performance.

Cycling-Specific Recovery

Most people simply don’t think about recovery until something goes wrong, our core belief at Pro Sport Lab is that high performance simply isn’t achievable without effective recovery.

We work with our athletes to discuss everything from sleep, nutrition, hydration, stretching and massage to create a bespoke programme that is right for them.

INSCYD Remote Testing

If you don’t live near one of our testing facilities and you’re keen to understand your physiology and take your training to the next level, we are still able to assist you.

By working with INSCYD Remote Testing, we can send you our testing protocol that you can complete on your turbo trainer, or out on a ride.  You then simply download the data; send us the FIT Files and we’ll be able to provide you with a detailed report outlining all of your performance metrics.