Metabolic Testing Options Explained: Which test is right for you? Visit tinyurl.com/ffc-metabolic-options for more information. VO2 Max Test An “Active Metabolism” VO2 Max test is conducted by our Head Endurance Coach, Chris Navin. Chris is a USA Triathlon Level 2 Certified Coach and Metabolic Efficiency™ Training Specialist (METS I-FCP). This test was previously only available at Universities and can clarify the precise target heart rates that will enable each individual to exercise more effectively, with less fatigue and fewer injuries. VO2 Max can be conducted on a treadmill, stationary bike, or in the FFC Lincoln Park Performance Cycling Studio on your own bike.
Cardio Coach VO2 Max Test + (2) Retests (3-Pack) Purchase a 3-pack to save on a bundle of three (3) Metabolic Tests. 3-packs can be used to mix and match VO2 Max “Active Metabolism” testing with a “Resting Metabolism” Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing – learn to train and eat smarter by completing both an active and resting metabolism assessment! For example you can schedule a RMR + VO2 Max test in one appointment and then have a follow up VO2 Max test to measure your progress later in the year.
VO2 Max Test + Blood Lactate Test (Triathlon Assessment Bundle) Benchmark your triathlon-specific running + cycling fitness by accurately determining your VO2 Max, Heart Rate Zones, and Lactate Threshold (LT). Optimize your training and endurance racing for any cycling, running, or triathlon event by conducting a comprehensive performance test bundle that includes both Cycling Assessment (Blood Lactate Threshold Test) a Run Assessment (VO2 Max). Cycling tests are generally performed on your own bike at the FFC Lincoln Park USA Triathlon Certified Performance Center (ffc.com/usat) and both tests can be scheduled separately (90mins for setup, testing, and consultation each) or in one appointment (up to 3 hours) and include a comprehensive training consultation to help interpret your lab reports with practical training guidance.
Cardio Coach V02 Metabolic Efficiency™ Test Evaluate your fat vs. carb metabolism at “race pace” intensities for long distance running/triathlon training and racing. Metabolic Efficiency™ is an endurance-focused test for runners and triathletes to identify your “metabolic efficiency point” for maximizing fat metabolism and performance for long distance training and racing. This test is 120mins in length includes an RMR test and 45+ mins of running or cycling at submaximal effort (up to 80-90% of Max HR). Includes a Triathlon, Cycling, or Running specific training consult. It is suggested to have completed a VO2 max test as a prerequisite baseline before scheduling your Metabolic Efficiency™ Test. Learn more at www.metabolicefficiency.org/what-is-it.
Pre-Test Requirements Please allow 90 minutes for setup, testing, and consultation. Testing requires 24 hours of rest and 5 hours of fasting prior to test administration. Please review full pre-test requirements here (tinyurl.com/FFC-metabolic) then schedule your appointment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Other testing options possible – contact email@example.com to coordinate specifics. 12 month expiration on all tests.