This is a maximal test carried out whilst cycling on an exercise bike in the laboratory and wearing a mask connected to a metabolimeter. The equipment allows us to determine the maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max, the global index of cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency) and the relative anaerobic and ventilatory threshold. Moreover, upon specific request, it is possible to measure the cycling economy from the ratio between power and oxygen consumption. When taken repeatedly over time, the test allows us to monitor improvements in cardiovascular efficiency and to identify training patterns based on heart rate (a key factor when creating customised training programmes).
Costs and reservations
VO2 max and ventilatory threshold test for cycling:
€ 170 (VAT included)