Cycle University believes that Performance Testing is critical for riders wanting to improve by providing a benchmark and key metrics to monitor training.
Performance Testing gives you the information you need to train correctly, track improvement and produce the best performance possible.
This is a test for an individual or a group that gives you key physical metrics to build your training on and measure progress. We start with weigh in, calibration and full explanation of the tests, then we have you do 2 endurance time trails followed by a short .2 mile sprint*. All tests give us valuable data on your endurance, system development, pacing and peak abilities. We start most of our athletes with this prior to coaching, here is more detail on what you receive:
- Performance analysis
- Threshold heart rate and wattage
- Heart rate zones, 5 for heart rate, 5 for power
- Maximum sprinting wattage, 1minute, 5 minute and Functional Threshold
power information and analysis*
- Watts per Kilogram information on these times for Power Profiling
- Bike fit check
We give you immediate feedback on what these numbers mean as well as a general prescription on how to use this information**. This is critical in building an effective training program and determining your strengths and weaknesses. This diagnostic baseline gives us the data to monitor improvement, overtraining and under-recovery. It also allows us to suggest where to go next with your racing or training by profiling you in our database. You will receive a full print out of all data with coaches recommendations. It is also a great workout!
Performance Testing sessions are held at the Cycle University Training Center at Sand Point and cost $150 for an individual and $80 per person for groups of between 5-8. The testing generally takes 2 hours. This is a great service for riders of any level from touring to racing. Click here to go to our online scheduling software to select the coach and time for your test or please contact us to setup a time for you or your group: 1-800-476-0681E-mail
* protocols and testing will vary depending on your goals and the events you are training for, this is a example typical for a road racer.
** when combined with a coaching consultation you would receive an actual detailed training plan for 2-8 weeks depending on detail required.