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Run Endurance Test

What is the testing protocol?

The sport science test starts at low intensity and builds the speed in stages until your body reaches physiological exhaustion. During the test heart rate, oxygen uptake and blood lactate are all measured to give us the full picture of your individual physiology which helps you understand your fitness status, plan training more effectively, set heart rate and power training zones and monitor improvements. Watch the video below to see us in action

 

Why book a test?

Elite coaches and athletes understand training at the right intensity and monitoring performance is essential if they want to reach peak performance.

The run endurance test gives all athletes the opportunity to access these same benefits and give you the chance to access the kind of support that was previously the reserve of those at the top. The results will allow you to understand your fitness status, plan training more effectively, set heart rate zones and monitor improvements.

 

Video showing a subject undergoing a running test at the HPU

 

What will we identify from the test?

1.  Resting blood lactate
2.  Functional threshold
3.  Lactate threshold
4.  OBLA
5.  Exercise training zone analysis (HR/Speed)
6.  Peak aerobic power
7.  Maximum heart rate.
8.  Relative/absolute VO2max

9.  Gross efficiency
10. Metabolic efficiency point
11. Running economy
12. Haemoglobin


Test feedback will be given via the HPU members site. For a preview please visit: www.hpumembers.co.uk and follow instructions under “Guest Login.”

 

 

Blood Lactate Test

Taking blood lactate
during a treadmill test
 

“I have been a triathlete for 8 years now, but it was only after I went and had my lactate tested that I was able to give my training the focus it needed. Rather than wasting money on a bit of kit that might save you 10 seconds, get tested and you'll end up saving minutes”

Mark Brooks
9th Royal Windsor Triathlon, 2009


 

Run Test

Subject taking a run test in the lab

 

 

 
 
 
 

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