We measure your aerobic threshold, critical power, W' and maximal neuromuscular power output (in combination with anthropometric factors) to provide a clear picture of your current strengths and weaknesses. Your phenotype is then used to tailor your training programme and maximise development.
Determination of your aerobic threshold, which marks the lowest power output to elicit an increase in blood lactate concentration from resting levels, is carried out by analysing blood samples, heart rate and perceived exertion during a progressive step test. This intensity represents a point where the metabolic demand can no longer be met through aerobic processes alone, and so the contribution of anaerobic metabolism increases. Although this intensity remains sustainable for a long period of time, different fatigue and adaptive responses can be expected (compared to training below this threshold).