THE WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Trusted by the best cyclists, triathletes and coaches in the world. Now you can perform laboratory accurate metabolic profiling in your own home.
'INSCYD testing helps my coaches to create the best training programs for me and my team'
Primoz Roglic, Jumbo Visma - Winner Vuelta d’Espagna 2019
USED BY THE BEST CYCLISTS, TEAMS AND COACHES IN THE WORLD
INSCYD's Power-Performance Decoder enables us to quickly and simply create a 360° physiological assessment of any athlete
Using state of the art software we can accurately determine your Vo2 Max (Aerobic Capacity), Anaerobic Threshold (FTP), VLaMax (Anaerobic Capacity) and FatMax (Maximum Fat Metabolism) without the need to visit a lab. That's right, this game-changing test can be carried out on your own at home and on your own bike.
ALL YOU NEED IS A POWER METER
Just follow the test protocol with your power meter on the road, trail or even use your Smart Trainer at home
QUICK AND EASY PROTOCOL
Perform your test in under 2 hours. You can upload the instructions to your cycling head unit and even do the testing on Zwift
Remove the guesswork and stop wasting time with inaccurate FTP tests. You can now discover your unique physiology including Vo2Max, Anaerobic Threshold, FatMax and VLaMax. Learn how your body's energy systems create power so you can maximise strengths and develop your weaknesses.
DETAILED REPORT AND COACH DEBRIEF
Following your test, you will receive a full report as well as a consultation with one of our expert coaches. This will allow you to understand the results fully and apply the information in the report for optimal training, fuelling and racing results.
Following your INSCYD PPD test and report your coach will also create a virtual test report. A virtual test report is extremely valuable as you will be able to see the potential fitness gains available with appropriate training and the subsequent adaptations.
WHAT KIND OF CYCLISTS CAN BENEFIT FROM INSCYD TESTING?
INSCYD can help all cyclists.
The performance of any cyclists is made up of a variety of components. Most cyclists know about Functional Threshold Power and heart rate zones, but if you only focus on these two metrics you’ll miss accuracy and efficiency in your performance.
For example, with INSCYD you can finally understand the interactions between your aerobic system and your fuelling needs. Do you wonder, “How many calories do I need to consume to maintain my performance?” With INSCYD, you'll know.
INSCYD allows you to discover the most important metrics for your training, racing and performance
From Track Cycling to Mountain Bike Marathons, the maximum aerobic capacity (VO2max) is the single most important performance metric.
As is often misunderstood, VO2max is not restricted by raw, physical talent. It can be trained to unknown maximums. VO2max is also a metric that responds quickly to training, so it needs to be monitored regularly.
Through INSCYD Testing we can:
Compare the effect of high-intensity training and endurance workouts on VO2max.
Evaluate the impact of specialised nutrition to increase VO2max.
Understand the impact of VO2max on fat oxidation and carbohydrate combustion.
You may have never heard of VlaMax, because until recently it was only accessible to pro teams. However, Vlamax is one of the most important metrics you can focus on with INSCYD.
VLAmax can be looked at from two different sides. From one side, a low VLamax would increase your anaerobic threshold, your fat combustion and it would shorten your recovery time from hard efforts. On the other hand, a high VLamax increases the power available for attacks, sprints, and short efforts. It can make the difference between winning and losing. The final lap, the final sprint, the final push. These are all decided by your glycolytic power.
Through INSCYD Tesing we can optimise:
Anaerobic Threshold (FTP Power)
Ability to recover from hard efforts
It's well known that there is a certain power output that allows for a “steady state” in your metabolism. People call this the anaerobic threshold, FTP or critical power.
The commonly used methods to determine the anaerobic threshold have led to a lot of misunderstanding around anaerobic threshold. The most significant shortfall is that it doesn't provide any insight into the reasons why the anaerobic threshold is what it is...
By testing your Anaerobic Threshold with INSCYD you’ll accurately learn maximum intensity at which lactate combustion equals lactate production. These tests will benefit you with an improved understanding of your own performances and how they’re composed. More precisely, you’ll get to:
Know the influence of physiological metrics on your anaerobic threshold.
Reduce the standard error of determination of the anaerobic threshold.
Learn how to improve your anaerobic threshold by improving a single performance metric.
LACTATE ACCUMULATION & RECOVERY
In cycling there can often be repeated high-intensity efforts, such as sprinting or climbing short, steep hills. Every time you make one of the bursts there will then be some lactate accumulation. The duration and intensity that an athlete can recover from these efforts is absolutely crucial.
The ability to use lactate as fuel, to optimize your performance, is absolutely essential in high-intensity sports. This ability is also highly trainable if you know how, with real benefits in a very short time.
Fat combustion is the bottleneck of endurance performance in sports like cycling and triathlon. We are able to measure and track your Fat Combustion so you can create strategies to increase your energy expenditure from fat and improve your performance. How?
Fat combustion rates are highly individual metrics.
Accurately understanding fat combustion is crucial in endurance sports.
Significant differences are observed both between different athletes and between different states of training in the same athletes at different times.
Knowing the FatMax Zone allows you to train fat combustion most efficiently.
It is crucial to understand precisely how much carbohydrate you burn during exercise. With this understanding, you can find the perfect level of fuelling for your training and races.
INSCYD can help you learn how to fuel your performance.
Focus on carbohydrate combustion and get tailored nutrition plans.
Perfecting intake of carbohydrates is trainable but needs to be practiced.
Adjust your pacing and plan a fueling strategy to avoid running out of fuel.
Using INSCYD we can also compare your lactate production and compare it to carbohydrate combustion. The only way to produce lactate is by breaking down carbohydrates, so lactate production is directly linked to carbohydrate combustion.
LABORATORY ACCURACY GUARANTEED
Born from decades of sports science research and analysis, INSCYD’s Power-Performance Decoder is trusted by the highest-ranked cyclists and triathletes in the world. Testing and bench-marking has been done in direct comparison to lactate and lab testing, ensuring top-level accuracy is guaranteed and validated.
INSCYD PPD Testing now renders traditional physiological lab testing obsolete. Human performance testing is now faster, more convenient, less expensive and more accurate.
INSCYD PPD Testing is highly accurate.
Standard tolerance is on par with state-of-the-art lab testing.
VO2max margin for error equals 2.5%
Anaerobic threshold margin for error equals 2.2%.
These tolerances fall in line with the most accurate metabolic carts and do not require PowerMeter conversions from lab to training equipment.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT! HERE'S WHAT THE PROS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT INSCYD!
"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
START TRAINING FOR REAL...
Book your INSCYD test now.
Because you can’t improve what you can’t measure.
INSCYD testing is discounted for our Personal Coaching Programme cyclists and is included as part of our Supreme Personal Coaching Programme. We also offer three packages for cyclists and triathletes who wish to undertake their own INSCYD testing.
Full Metabolic Testing service and complete test results report
Virtual Test to demonstrate what improvements you can expect to make
Post-test follow up call with one of our Expert Coaches to discuss your test, explain the results report and advise you on how to alter your training
A written summary of what was discussed in your Consultation Call emailed to you
TEST AND RETEST
£350.00 - Save £50!
Purchase two tests and monitor your progress over time.
2 x Full Metabolic Testing service and complete test results report
1 x Virtual Test to demonstrate what improvements you can expect to make
2 x Post-test follow up calls with one of our Expert Coaches to discuss your test, explain the results report and advise you on how to alter your training
2 x written summaries of what was discussed in your Consultation Call emailed to you
£680.00 - Save £120!
The perfect choice for year-round testing. Monitor your progress from through your training phases while you work towards your goal event.
4 x Full Metabolic Testing service and complete test results report
3 x Virtual Tests to demonstrate what improvements you can expect to make
4 x Post-test follow up calls with one of our Expert Coaches to discuss your test, explain the results report and advise you on how to alter your training
4 x written summaries of what was discussed in your Consultation Call emailed to you
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