INSCYD Testing Service

INSCYD is for ALL 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 fuelling 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. r

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.

Lactate Testing

Lactate Testing

Inscyd software uses lactate testing data to determine your metabolic profile. Lactate blood testing is widely used and recognized as an effective way to test and monitor athletic performance and progress. We test on site or can travel to you as an individual or group. All results are processed though Inscyd’s new Power Performance Decoder Software (PPD) to provide a full metabolic profile.

Critical Bike Power Testing

Critical Bike Power Testing

Critical bike power testing can be done remotely from your home our area. Tests protocols can be performed at home on your indoor trainer or outside on flat terrain that allows you to ride uninterrupted for up to 12mins. The test provides a full metabolic profile using Inscdys PPD software, the same as lactate testing . All without going to a lab or blood samples and producing lab quality results.

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

In conjunction with our coaching services the Inscyd metabolic profile provides key information to design your induvial program. Testing every 12 to 16 weeks provides security and confidence that the training is moving in the right direction and training the correct system for you to improve for you intended event. If you don’t require coaching and would just like to have the tests done for you own information or you coach, we can assist. Once of consultancy to discuss test results is also available.

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A revolution of performance diagnostics When it comes to physiological parameters, field tests with power meters have – up to now – been of very limited use only. Lab diagnostics were needed to measure aerobic and anaerobic capacities, and fat and carbohydrate combustion rate. Field testing could – at best – estimate only the athlete’s FTP values, resulting in a very insufficient way of bench marking performance. The biggest gap with this approach – all context of understanding how complex human performance truly is. This has changed! Introducing INSCYD’s Power-Performance Decoder (PPD).

Remote testing – full 360° athletic performance profile within minutes The Power-Performance Decoder allows coaches to test athletes remotely: outdoor or indoor.

Test on their time, as part of their typical training schedule. Testing is done as part of a regular training session, alone on the road or trainer. The coach receives the power meter files of the test session and inputs the data in INSCYD’S scientifically validated software.

The first software to combine physiological lab data AND field testing power data PPD is the first and only tool combining physiological lab data (lactate values or VO2 captured in the lab or field) with field-tested power meter data. Up to now, athletes went to a performance diagnostics lab for a lactate or VO2 max test for physiological data.

Next, a coach might have them ride a power duration test, outdoors or on a trainer. The problem? Test results stood separately, without a way to melt them together. There was no way to capture a complete performance profile. The same athlete was “running on two systems”, until now.

PPD changes this! By merging physiological test data and field derived power meter data, it enables coaches and athletes to see – for the first time – how the bodies energy systems work together, and how they are to be looked at as a complete unit.

Thoroughly tested by pro teams and coaches Derived and based only on fundamental, peer reviewed basic science, INSCYD’s Power-Performance Decoder is used by the highest ranked cyclists and triathletes around the world. Over the last few months, PPD has been beta tested by pro teams CCC Team, JUMBO-VISMA, Alpecin-Fenix, SEG Racing as well as by many World Tour coaches and coaching businesses. Testing and bench marking has been done in direct comparison to lactate- and lab testing, ensuring top-level accuracy is guaranteed, AND validated.

PPD offers up the following data:

• Maximum aerobic performance (VO2max)
• Maximum glycolytic performance (VLamax)
• Accumulation and recovery of lactate
• Fat and Carbohydrate combustion rates
• Aerobic vs. anaerobic energy contribution ratios
• Anaerobic Threshold

This athlete profile allows coaches to measure and quantify the respective athlete’s unique characteristics, resulting in a laser focused training plan to improve race performances and help athletes reach goals.

Key facts about Power-Performance Decoder PPD is unique:

• Accuracy: Standard/ tolerance is on par with state-of-the-art lab testing, e.g. VO2max divergence is 2.5%, threshold is 2.2% – in line with the most accurate metabolic carts (and without requiring powermeter conversions from lab to training equipment).

• Capture race decisive glycolytic power (VLamax) without the need to visit a lab. The secret weapon of professional coaches is now available to all coaches using INSCYD.

• Reporting – Athletes get a 360-degree physiological assessment

• Coaches can now test remotely – for the first time ever, coaches don’t have to be with their athletes for performance testing. Athletes complete a field test on their own time, alone. When done, the athlete submits the ride file for their coach to input into INSCYD.

• Renders traditional physiological lab testing OBSOLETE – Faster, less expensive, more accurate, all without the overhead of measuring lactate and or VO2

Testimonial from Ironman Athlete

“I heard a bit about the INCSYD testing, but wasn’t 100% sure.  Mark provided all the information I needed and when we did the test he was super helpful and had clear, easy to follow instructions. The information I got from the testing was very interesting and helped me to set my power targets on the bike for my very next race which helped me achieve my fastest Ironman bike leg to date.”
Craig Millman

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