|SpinTech is pleased to offer the following advanced tests to our athletes. These tests help us determine precisely where you are so we can prescribe more accurate training programs to help you achieve your goals! We are the only facility in Western North Carolina offering comprehensive athletic testing!
Blood Lactate measurement is used by sport scientists, coaches and athletes to accurately determine heart rate training zones, recovery and much more.
Lactate is a metabolic product that can be measured by taking a drop of blood at a finger tip the same way diabetics monitor their blood sugar level. The blood lactate level increases with exercise intensity and shows clearly the transition from aerobic to anaerobic activity.
Since the measurement is completely individual it gives a precise method for testing and monitoring training intensity and recovery. Blood Lactate testing is far more precise than the outdated and inaccurate method of using percentages of maximum heart rate to set training zones. Because heart rate is an individual response, heart rate training zones need to be determined by measurement of physiological variables not set by mathematical formulas.
Our coaches at SpinTech believe training programs should be based on individual responses, instead of general heart rate guidelines. This can be achieved through lactate testing. How much guesswork are you willing to involve in your training and how much time have you got to waste? Make sure that what you do works optimally for you!
Lactate Testing Cost: $250
VO2 max is considered by exercise physiologists to be the ultimate indicator of cardiovascular fitness. V02 max is the maximum amount of oxygen consumed by your body during exercise. The CardioCoach uses VO2 max along with your age to indicate fitness level. A personalized exercise regimen based on true VO2 max is essential to optimum cardio training.
Precision training starts with precision testing and SpinTech coaches start here! This test measures key data including peak VO2, anaerobic threshold, and the precise amount of calories burned at all exercise heart rate levels. This data can be used as the foundation for customized exercise programs that truly meet the needs of the individual.
One session with the CardioCoach empowers you with the information to design a training program to meet your fitness goals efficiently and safely with no unnecessary fatigue or wasted time.
VO2 Testing Cost: $250
Our Metabolic Test measures a person's resting metabolic rate with a simple 10 minute breath test. Metabolic rate, or metabolism, is the rate at which the body expends energy. This is also referred to as the “caloric burn rate.” Knowing metabolic rate is vital for weight loss as well as for fueling the body for training.
When it comes to weight loss, there is no such thing as “one size fits all.” Each person’s metabolism is different based on genetics, eating habits and fitness level. Charts and averages just aren’t effective ways to construct a diet plan.
Spin Tech Cycling’s metabolic testing give you specific data about YOU to customize a plan to help you reach your goals! The technology once reserved for hospitals and universities is now available in a low cost, easy to use system! Testing metabolic rates will determine exactly how many calories you may eat and still lose or maintain weight. No more charts, averages, or guessing. We prepare a diet and exercise plan specifically for you based on your metabolic rate. For the first time in years, there is something truly new for the thousands of people who
Metabolic Testing Cost: $50
Discover your functional threshold! One major goal of any training program is to increase your power at threshold…the average wattage you can sustain for a dedicated period of time. Our coaches administer a 20 minute test to determine your threshold power. Then they create an individual training plan for you based on your performance. Threshold power should be assessed several times per year to make sure your training is on target.
Power Testing Cost: $50