Performance and exercise testing

What tests can I choose from?

Within our Performance Testing Laboratory we operate two main packages based on your goals:

  1. Basic Exercise Assessment Package
    If you are interested in the assessment of your training zones or general advice around training, this is the package you want. Within this package, we will assess your body composition (weight, bodyfat, lean mass) and resting measures (blood pressure, heart rate) before conducting a submaximal exercise profile to determine heart rate zones relevant to your training. This test involves collecting fingertip blood samples during the test to also determine your response to exercise.
    Testing time: 50 minutes plus 1:1 feedback.

    After the test we will discuss the results with you and provide a summary report with key information.
  2. Advanced Fitness Assessment Package
    If you are interested in the assessment of your training zones as well as your overall fitness capacity, this assessment package is recommended. For the advanced package, in addition to the basic package you will also undertake a separate test to find out your overall fitness capacity. This test therefore requires you to push to your maximum level. During both packages we will measure expired air continuously from which we can determine key parameters such as lactate threshold, maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) and exercise economy.
    Testing time: 75 minutes plus 1:1 feedback.
  3. Further Information
    Following either assessment, we will discuss the results with you and provide a summary report with key information. Testing can be tailored specifically to your sport or event, and can be carried out on a treadmill, bike or rower based on your preference. Also if you would prefer to be tested on your own road bike this can be accommodated too. If you have any specific requests outside of these packages then please discuss with us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Book a test

For further information on any of the services offered please contact Dr Justin Roberts ccses@anglia.ac.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

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