INSCYD Testing

Endura Consulting offers INSCYD testing in order to provide athletes with the best possible conditions for training accuracy and performance optimization.

Are you one of the many cyclists or mountainbikers solely focusing on FTP? Do you find it hard to keep improving your numbers in training or your overall performance level in competition?

 

If yes, then it might be time to start looking at other important performance parameters like VLamax, VO2max and FATmax!

 

VLamax, VO2max and FATmax are very important performance parameters to consider in relation to what you, as an athlete, specifically want to improve in training to perform better in competition. If you include these in your training, together with your anaerobic threshold, then improvements are much more likely to happen, as you not only consider one parameter (FTP), but take into account different energy system and how they affect each other!

 

An INSCYD-test can help you beyond ‘just the numbers’, and give you new insights in training and optimize your level of performance.

 

 

 

 

About INSCYD testing

The INSCYD test is a very comprehensive test method and performance analysing tool, that generates a metabolic profile of an athlete including key-data on VLamax, VO2max, anaerobic threshold and FATmax. Further individualized training zones based on your metabolic profile, will help you train more specifically and target strengths and weaknesses.  

 

As performance is composed of a variety of components and metrics, it is not precisely enough to focus solely on FTP, heart rate, or your 'rate of perceived exertion'. Then you will miss accuracy and efficiency in your training. With an INSCYD test, you will get to know both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, and how to use them I training, in order to optimize training quality.

 

  • Looking at VLamax, as an example. VLamax is the maximum production of lactic acid in your blood and gives you a complete understanding of your anaerobic metabolism, which is crucial in endurance events.

 

  • Looking at VO2max, as an example. VO2max is the maximum aerobic capacity, which is a measure of how big your engine is, which is crucial in endurance events.  

 

If we know both your anaerobic and aerobic metabolism, training can be tailored to match the desired outcomes.

 

INSCYD takes into account, and connect important training metrics to one another:

 

  • VLamax (glycolytic capacity)

  • VO2max

  • Anaerobic threshold

  • Lactate accumulation and recovery

  • Fat and carbohydrates combustion

  • Recovery

Each of the above metrics measured by INSCYD is critical to performance, and therefore needs to be considered in training.

 

To sum up:

 

  • INSCYD is for all athletes – no matter level, age and gender

 

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

 

  • INSCYD provides a full picture of your physical capacities and also a prediction of your training and racing outcomes.

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„INSCYD helps me the most before the major training periods because we want to make sure that we make the best possible training program.“  - Mathieu Heijboer, Head Coach Team JUMBO-VISMA

How does INSCYD Testing works

INSCYD offers a remote test set-up, which means that you can do the testing  during training, send data to your coach, and then it will be analysed in the ‘INSCYD virtual lab' to provide a complete performance profile, thus making training more individualized and specific in relation to your goals, strengths and weaknesses.

 

The INSCYD Power Performance Decoder test (PPD-test) has been tested and validated for accuracy against physiological laboratory tests, which means that results are as accurate as laboratory testing.

 

Pro cyclist and world tour teams use INSCYD, as an important tool to monitor training and

performance. So there is no need to question if it works or not!

 

What makes INSCYD PPD-test Unique:

 

  • Athletes can complete the test during training, and send test data to the coach.

 

  • The test protocol is straightforward and easy to carry out, by simply doing 4 intervals within one session or spread over 2 or 3 consecutive days.

 

  • Coaches can upload test data to the ‘INSCYD virtual lab’ and create the most complete and accurate metabolic profile available today. 

 

  • INSCYD is the only physiological assessment tool, which captures both aerobic and anaerobic performance.

 

  • Men and women are physiologically different. INSCYD considers this, providing different calculations for men and women.

Endura Consulting INSCYD TEST-Packages

 

Endura Consulting offers the following INSCYD Test-packages.

INSCYD PPD TEST - 1 test

For the athlete who wants new insights and take training to a new level.

Precise and consice pre-test instructions - written

Online meet (½h) taking you through each step of the test

Complete metabolic test and test report

Online follow-up consultation (1h) taking you through test results and how to use them in training and competition

Precise and concise post-test summary including training recommendations - written

Price: 200 €

INSCYD PPD TEST - 2 tests

For the ahlete who wants to learn from test and training and see results over time. 

Precise and consice pre-test instructions - written

Online meet (½h) taking you through each step of the test

Complete metabolic test and test report

Online follow-up consultation (1h) taking you through test results and how to use them in training and competition

Precise and concise post-test summary including training recommendations - written

Price: 360 € (save 40 euro)

INSCYD PPD TEST - 4 tests

For the athlete who wants to monitor training progression and performance level throughout the season.

Precise and consice pre-test instructions - written

Online meet (½h) taking you through each step of the test

Complete metabolic test and test report

Online follow-up consultation (1h) taking you through test results and how to use them in training and competition

Precise and concise post-test summary including training recommendations - written

Price: 680 € (save 120 €)

Training solutions with INSCYD TESting

Besides testing you also need the right training plan. Endura Consulting offers INSCYD testing as a part of our Training Solutions, to provide the most comprehensive training planning as possible, tailoring your training to your training progress and competition goals throughout the season. 

The Power-Performance Decoder is like a remote controller, and nowadays crucial to give us coaches an insight in the riders their actual level.“  - Kristof de Kegel, Coach of Mathieu van de Poel and Team Alpecin FENIX

Want to learn more about our Training Solutions with INSCYD testing